WSR 11-10-073

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medicaid Purchasing Administration)

[ Filed May 3, 2011, 7:48 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-03-080.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 388-400-0010 Who is eligible for state family assistance?, 388-424-0001 Citizenship and alien status -- Definitions, 388-424-0006 Citizenship and alien status -- Date of entry, 388-424-0009 Citizenship and alien status -- Social security number (SSN) requirements, 388-424-0010 Citizenship and alien status -- Eligibility for TANF, medicaid, and CHIP, 388-424-0015 Immigrant eligibility restrictions for the state family assistance, general assistance, and ADATSA programs, and 388-450-0156 When am I exempt from deeming?

Hearing Location(s): Office Building 2, Auditorium, DSHS Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504 (public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/RPAU-OB-2directions.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on June 21, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than June 22, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, delivery 1115 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on June 21, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by May 24, 2011, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at jennisha.johnson@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To bring citizenship/alien status rules into compliance with the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) guidelines. It expands the eligibility group of legally residing individuals which will allow: (1) Some children who are currently in a state-funded medical program to qualify for federally funded medical coverage, and (2) some pregnant women to have their postpartum period covered by federally funded medical.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose statement.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: DSHS, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Kathy Johansen, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, (360) 725-9964.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not impact small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Client eligibility rules for medical assistance are exempt from the cost-benefit analysis requirement per RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vii).

April 27, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 11-11 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office