WSR 02-10-041

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed April 24, 2002, 4:26 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-513-1350 Defining maximum amount of resources allowed and determining resources availability for LTC services and 388-513-1380 Determining a client's participation in the cost of care for long-term care (LTC) services.

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: To increase the community spouse standards for long-term care programs to bring them up to the federal standards that became effective April 1, 2002.

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.

April 24, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office