PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed August 19, 2019, 1:27 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-512-0880 SSI-related medical—Special income disregards, 182-517-0100 Federal medicare savings programs, and other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending these rules to clarify that the disabled adult child disregard and the disabled widowers benefit disregard are not allowable deductions for federal medicare savings programs. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional related changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of social and health services.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, the agency will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and 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 Melinda Froud (Rule Writer), P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1408, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Francesca Matias (Program Questions), P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone 360-725-0920, fax 360-664-2186, telecommunication relay services 711, email email@example.com, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
August 19, 2019