WSR 08-03-093

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed January 16, 2008, 3:44 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-475-0300 SSI-related medical -- Resources eligibility.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.500.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DSHS is updating this WAC to comply with federal rules which govern how the department considers retroactive lump sum payments from any Title II or Title XVI payment, and to clarify that these resources are now excluded for nine months, not six. DSHS is also correcting WAC references which are no longer correct.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Catherine Fisher, Office of Medicare, Medicaid, Eligibility and Policy, Division of Eligibility and Service Delivery, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1357, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail fishecl@dshs.wa.gov.

January 16, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office