WSR 02-15-138

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Adult Services Administration)

[ Filed July 22, 2002, 11:16 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: July 18, 2002.

Purpose: The amendment of WAC 388-71-0820 corrects an incorrect WAC cross-reference without changing the rule's effect.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-71-0820.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.520.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-12-067 on May 31, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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

July 18, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3092.2
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-19-048, filed 9/13/99, effective 10/14/99)

WAC 388-71-0820   How do I qualify for Medicaid-funded PACE services?   To qualify for Medicaid-funded PACE services, you must apply for an assessment by contacting your local Home and Community Services office. A case worker will assess and determine whether you:

(1) Are age:

(a) Fifty-five or older, and blind or disabled as defined in WAC 388-15-202, Long-term care services--Definitions; or

(b) Sixty-five or older.

(2) Need nursing facility level of care as defined in WAC ((388-97-235)) 388-71-0435(4), titled ((Medical eligibility for nursing facility care.)) Am I eligible for COPES-funded services? Note: If you are already enrolled, but no longer need nursing facility care, you might still be eligible for PACE services if the case manager reasonably expects you to need nursing facility care within the next six months;

(3) Live within the designated service area of the PACE provider, currently the central Seattle area; and

(4) Meet financial eligibility requirements. This means the department will assess your finances and determine if your income and resources fall within the limits set in WAC 388-513-1315, Eligibility determination--Institutional.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.520 and 74.39A.030. 99-19-048, 388-71-0820, filed 9/13/99, effective 10/14/99.]

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