WSR 10-03-027

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed January 12, 2010, 9:29 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-505-0210, apple health for kids programs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090; Apple Health for Kids Act (ESHB 2128); Children's Health Insurance Act of 2009 (42 U.S.C. 1305).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The recent passage of the federal Children's Health Insurance Act of 2009 requires amendment to department rules regarding newborn eligibility for medical assistance. Recently enacted state law (ESHB 2128) changed the name of children's healthcare programs to apple health for kids.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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 Kevin Sullivan, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1344, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail kevin.sullivan@dshs.wa.gov.

January 12, 2010

Don Goldsby, Manager

Rules and Policies

Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office