WSR 11-13-075

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medicaid Purchasing Administration)

[ Filed June 16, 2011, 9:08 a.m. , effective July 17, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Upon order of the governor (EO 10-04), the medicaid purchasing administration (MPA) was required to reduce its budget expenditures for the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, by 6.3 percent. To help achieve this budget reduction, MPA eliminated payment of medicare prescription drug copayments for dual-eligible clients.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-517-0500.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-10-072 on May 3, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Date Adopted: June 14, 2011.

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 388-517-0500 State payment of medicare prescription drug copayments for full-benefit dual-eligible clients.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office