WSR 19-22-019
[Filed October 28, 2019, 9:44 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-18-053.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 182-503-0010 Washington apple healthWho may apply.
Hearing Location(s): On December 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Health Care Authority (HCA), Cherry Street Plaza, 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.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than December 11, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: HCA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, email, fax 360-586-9727, by December 10, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Amber Lougheed, phone 360-725-1349, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email, by November 27, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The agency is amending this section to correct a WAC cross-reference and remove age restrictions on tax dependent individuals. This change reflects agency policy that the agency supports the applications of individuals who are tax dependent regardless of age.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See purpose.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160; 42 C.F.R. 435.4.
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: Michael Williams, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, 360-725-1346; Implementation and Enforcement: James Brackett, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-2716 [98504-5534], 360-725-1513.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
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.
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. The proposed rule applies to clients and does not impose costs on any business.
October 28, 2019
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 17-12-017, filed 5/30/17, effective 6/30/17)
WAC 182-503-0010Washington apple healthWho may apply.
(1) You may apply for Washington apple health for yourself.
(2) You may apply for apple health for another person if you are:
(a) A legal guardian;
(b) An authorized representative (as described in WAC ((182-500-0010))182-503-0130);
(c) A parent or caretaker relative of a child age eighteen or younger;
(d) A tax filer applying for a tax dependent ((age eighteen or younger));
(e) A spouse; or
(f) A person applying for someone who is unable to apply on their own due to a medical condition and who is in need of long-term care services.
(3) If you reside in an institution of mental diseases (as defined in WAC 182-500-0050(1)) or a public institution (as defined in WAC 182-500-0050(4)), including a Washington state department of corrections facility, city, tribal, or county jail, or secure community transition facility or total confinement facility (as defined in RCW 71.09.020), you, your representative, or the facility may apply for you to get the apple health coverage for which you are determined eligible.
(4) You are automatically enrolled in apple health and do not need to submit an application if you are a:
(a) Supplemental security income (SSI) recipient;
(b) Person deemed to be an SSI recipient under 1619(b) of the SSA;
(c) Newborn as described in WAC 182-505-0210; or
(d) Child in foster care placement as described in WAC 182-505-0211.
(5) You are the primary applicant on an application if you complete and sign the application on behalf of your household.
(6) If you are an SSI recipient, then you, your authorized representative as defined in WAC 182-500-0010, or another person applying on your behalf as described in subsection (2) of this section, must turn in a signed application to apply for long-term care services as described in WAC 182-513-1315.