WSR 02-02-070

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed December 28, 2001, 4:19 p.m. , effective January 1, 2002 ]

Date of Adoption: December 20, 2001.

Purpose: To adopt income standards for the new healthcare for workers with disabilities (HWD) program effective January 1, 2002.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0075.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.500.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: Implementation of the federal increase in standards is required to be effective January 1, 2002, in order to continue receiving federal funds.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2002.

December 20, 2001

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3009.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-18-056, filed 8/30/01, effective 9/30/01)

WAC 388-478-0075   Medical programs--Monthly income standards based on the federal poverty level (FPL).   (1) The department bases the income standard upon the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for the following medical programs:

(a) Children's health program up to one hundred percent of FPL;

(b) Pregnant women's program up to one hundred eighty-five percent of FPL;

(c) Children's categorically needy program up to two hundred percent of FPL; ((and))

(d) Healthcare for workers with disabilities (HWD) up to two hundred twenty percent of FPL; and

(e) The children's health insurance program (CHIP) is over two hundred percent of FPL but under two hundred fifty percent of FPL.

(2) Beginning April 1, 2001, the monthly FPL standards are:


FAMILY

SIZE

100%

FPL

185%

FPL

200%

FPL

220% FPL 250%

FPL

1 $716 $1325 $1432 $1575 $1790
2 $968 $1790 $1935 $2129 $2419
3 $1220 $2256 $2439 $2683 $3048
4 $1471 $2722 $2942 $3236 $3678
5 $1723 $3187 $3445 $3790 $4307
6 $1975 $3653 $3949 $4344 $4936
7 $2226 $4118 $4452 $4897 $5565
8 $2478 $4584 $4955 $5451 $6194
9 $2730 $5094 $5459 $6005 $6823
10 $2981 $5515 $5962 $6558 $7453
Add to the ten person standard for each person over ten:
$252 $466 $504 $554 $630

(3) There are no resource limits for the programs under this section.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.09.530, and Section 673(2) (42 U.S.C. 9902(2)). 01-18-056, 388-478-0075, filed 8/30/01, effective 9/30/01; 00-17-085, 388-478-0075, filed 8/14/00, effective 9/14/00; 99-19-005, 388-478-0075, filed 9/3/99, effective 10/4/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0075, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98. Formerly WAC 388-507-0805, 388-508-0810, 388-509-0910, 388-509-0920, 388-509-0940 and 388-509-0960.]

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