WSR 16-17-097
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed August 18, 2016, 1:48 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 16-02-023.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 182-532-720 TAKE CHARGE programEligibility.
Hearing Location(s): Health Care Authority (HCA), Cherry Street Plaza Building, Sue Crystal Conference Room 106A, 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504 (metered public parking is available street side around building. A map is available at or directions can be obtained by calling (360) 725-1000), on September 27, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than September 28, 2016.
Submit Written Comments to: HCA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, delivery 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-9727, by 5:00 p.m. on September 27, 2016.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Amber Lougheed by September 23, 2016, e-mail, (360) 725-1349, or TTY (800) 848-5429 or 711.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The agency is amending this rule so coverage is consistent for new and renewing enrollees in TAKE CHARGE. Coverage is for the duration of the waiver.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: HCA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Amy Emerson, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, (360) 725-1348; Implementation and Enforcement: Anaya Balter, P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504-5502, (360) 725-1652.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The agency has determined that the proposed filing does not impose a disproportionate cost impact on small businesses or nonprofits.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to HCA rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules review committee or applied voluntarily.
August 18, 2016
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 15-02-056, filed 1/5/15, effective 2/5/15)
WAC 182-532-720 TAKE CHARGE programEligibility.
(1) The TAKE CHARGE program is for men and women. To be eligible for the TAKE CHARGE program, an applicant must:
(a) Be a United States citizen, U.S. National, or "qualified alien" as described in WAC 182-503-0530, and give proof of citizenship or qualified alien status and identity upon request from the medicaid agency;
(b) Provide a valid Social Security number (SSN);
(c) Be a resident of the state of Washington as described in WAC 182-503-0520;
(d) Have an income at or below two hundred sixty percent of the federal poverty level as described in WAC 182-505-0100;
(e) Need family planning services;
(f) Have applied for categorically needy coverage, unless the applicant:
(i) Is a domestic violence victim who is covered under the alleged perpetrator's health insurance;
(ii) Is under eighteen years of age and is seeking confidential services; or
(iii) Has an income between one hundred fifty percent and two hundred sixty percent (inclusive) of the federal poverty level.
(g) Apply voluntarily for family planning services with a TAKE CHARGE provider; and
(h) Not be covered currently through another Washington apple health program for family planning. If categorically needy coverage is approved for a TAKE CHARGE recipient, the individual will be enrolled in the categorically needy program.
(2) An applicant who is pregnant or sterilized is not eligible for TAKE CHARGE.
(3) An applicant who has concurrent coverage under a creditable health insurance policy as defined in WAC 182-12-109 is not eligible for TAKE CHARGE unless the applicant is seeking confidential services and is either under nineteen years old or is a domestic violence victim who is covered under the perpetrator's insurance.
(4) A client is authorized for TAKE CHARGE coverage for one year from the date the medicaid agency determines eligibility, or for the duration of the waiver, whichever is shorter. Upon reapplication for TAKE CHARGE by the client, the medicaid agency may renew the coverage for an additional period of up to one year, or for the duration of the waiver, whichever is shorter.