WSR 02-07-109

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed March 20, 2002, 10:24 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-513-1365 Evaluating the transfer of an asset made on or after March 1, 1997, for long-term care (LTC) services and 388-561-0100 Trusts.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.575.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This change clarifies the rules regarding lifetime care contracts and sole benefit trusts as they relate to long-term care services financial eligibility.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mary Beth Ingram, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1327, e-mail ingramb@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-0910, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

March 14, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office