WSR 02-07-090

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed March 19, 2002, 4:11 p.m. , effective April 1, 2002 ]

Date of Adoption: March 15, 2002.

Purpose: This amended rule adds the 220% FPL standard for the new healthcare for workers with disabilities program. In addition, all standards are increased effective April 1, 2002, based on the standards published in the Federal Register, Vol. 67, No. 31.

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

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and 74.09.510.

Other Authority: Section 1902 (a)(10)(A)(ii)(XV) and (XVI) of the Social Security Act.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-03-097 on January 18, 2002.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Each federal poverty level (FPL) standard in the adopted rule has been increased as required by federal rule to the level published in the Federal Register, Vol. 67, No. 31. In subsection (2) of the adopted rule text, the outdated standards are stricken, and the new standards are underlined.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: The increase in federal poverty level standards are required to be effective April 1, 2002. The earlier effective date is necessary to protect public health, safety, or welfare.
Effective Date of Rule: April 1, 2002.

March 15, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3009.3
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)) 2002, the monthly FPL standards are:


FAMILY

SIZE

100%

FPL

185%

FPL

200%

FPL

220%

FPL

250%

FPL

1 $((716))

739

$((1325))

1366

$((1432))

1477

$1625 $((1790))

1846

2 $((968))

995

$((1790))

1841

$((1935))

1990

$2189 $((2419))

2488

3 $((1220))

1252

$((2256))

2316

$((2439))

2504

$2754 $((3048))

3130

4 $((1471))

1509

$((2722))

2791

$((2942))

3017

$3319 $((3678))

3771

5 $((1723))

1765

$((3187))

3266

$((3445))

3530

$3883 $((4307))

4413

6 $((1975))

2022

$((3653))

3741

$((3949))

4044

$4448 $((4936))

5055

7 $((2226))

2279

$((4118))

4215

$((4452))

4557

$5013 $((5565))

5696

8 $((2478))

2535

$((4584))

4690

$((4955))

5070

$5577 $((6194))

6338

9 $((2730))

2792

$((5094))

5165

$((5459))

5584

$6142 $((6823))

6980

10 $((2981))

3049

$((5515))

5640

$((5962))

6097

$6707 $((7453))

7621

Add to the ten person standard for each person over ten:
$((252))

257

$((466))

475

$((504))

514

$565 $((630))

642


(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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