SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: DSHS is updating WACs to change the deeming and allocation rules for SSI-related medical programs so they mirror the federal rules. The department is creating new WACs to further clarify deeming rules relating to deeming from ineligible parents to applicant children; deeming between an applicant spouse and a nonapplying spouse; and deeming between spouses when one spouse is institutionalized. DSHS is adding new language in WAC 388-475-0840 to support the student earned income exclusion and adding language in WAC 388-475-0820 to define a student for SSI-related medical. DSHS is repealing WAC 388-506-0620 and incorporating the language to a new rule in the chapter 388-475 WAC series.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-506-0620; amending WAC 388-475-0820, 388-475-0840, and 388-475-0900.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.500.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-11-084 on May 18, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 3, Amended 3, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 3, Amended 3, Repealed 1.
Date Adopted: July 8, 2011.
Katherine I. Vasquez
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 11-16 issue of the Register.