PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed December 11, 2020, 2:08 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-512-0800 SSI-related medical—General income exclusions; other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending WAC 182-512-0800 to add an additional category of income excluded when determining eligibility for Washington apple health SSI-related medical programs, specifically, unearned income withheld for income tax purposes from a benefit that is beyond the person's control. 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: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Washington state 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 Brian Jensen, Rulemaking Questions, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-0815, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Stephen Kozak, Program Questions, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone 360-725-1343, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email Stephen.email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
December 11, 2020