WSR 02-17-030



(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed August 12, 2002, 3:26 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 8, 2002.

Purpose: Implementation of RCW 74.08A.100 and 74.09.415 as revised by SB 6833. These amendments are necessary to eliminate DSHS state-funded medical coverage for undocumented children and for legal immigrant children and adults that are ineligible for Medicaid due to their INS status or the requirement of a five-year ban.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-416-0025; and amending WAC 388-503-0505, 388-503-0510, 388-503-0515, 388-408-0055, 388-416-0010, 388-418-0025, 388-450-0105, 388-424-0010, 388-438-0110, 388-505-0210, 388-505-0220, 388-450-0005, 388-450-0035, 388-450-0065, 388-450-0170, 388-450-0210, 388-523-0100, 388-462-0015, 388-470-0026, 388-470-0070, and 388-478-0075.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.09.080, and 74.09.415.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-13-100, 02-13-101, 02-13-102, 02-13-103, and 02-13-104 on June 18, 2002.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 388-503-0510 (2)(a) should read, "The program requirements for the TANF cash assistance program or the requirements of WAC 388-505-0220 or 388-505-0210; or"

WAC 388-503-0515 new subsection (3) should read, "Individuals eligible for state financial assistance (SFA) cash grants may receive medical coverage for: (a) An emergent medical condition as described in WAC 388-438-0110; or (b) Pregnancy as described in WAC 388-462-0115.

WAC 388-424-0010(2) should read, "Qualified aliens who first physically entered the U.S. after August 21, 1996 cannot receive TANF, Medicaid, or SCHIP for five years after obtaining status as a qualified alien, unless they are any of the following...."

Delete the new (3) and renumber the ones following.

Current (4)(d) should read, "The child is a lawful permanent resident."

WAC 388-505-0220 (1)(b) should read, "Receiving cash diversion assistance, except SFA relatable families, described in chapter 388-222 WAC."

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 21, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 21, Repealed 1.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

August 8, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 02-19 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office