WSR 02-01-134

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed December 19, 2001, 11:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: December 14, 2001.

Purpose: This WAC implements the optional Medicaid program that allows uninsured women under the age of sixty-five who are identified through the CDC detection program to receive treatment for breast and cervical cancer.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.09.530, and 74.09.510.

Other Authority: Public Law 106-354.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-21-119 on October 23, 2001.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

December 14, 2001

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

2954.5
NEW SECTION
WAC 388-462-0020   Breast and cervical cancer treatment program (BCCTP) for women -- Client eligibility.   (1) Effective July 1, 2001, a woman is eligible for categorically needy (CN) coverage under the BCCTP only when she:

(a) Has been screened for breast or cervical cancer under the center for disease control (CDC) breast and cervical cancer early detection program (BCCEDP);

(b) Is found to require treatment for either breast or cervical cancer or for a related precancerous condition;

(c) Is under sixty-five years of age;

(d) Is not eligible for another CN Medicaid program;

(e) Is uninsured or does not otherwise have creditable coverage;

(f) Meets residency requirements as described in WAC 388-468-0005;

(g) Meets Social Security Number requirements as described in WAC 388-476-0005; and

(h) Meets citizenship and alien status requirements as described in:

(i) WAC 388-424-0005 (1)(a) and (b); or

(ii) WAC 388-424-0010 (1) or (2)(a) and (b).

(2) The certification periods described in WAC 388-416-0015 (1), (4), and (6) apply to the BCCTP. Eligibility for Medicaid continues throughout the course of treatment as certified by the CDC-BCCEDP.

(3) Income and asset limits are set by the CDC-BCCEDP.

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