WSR 02-24-070

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed December 3, 2002, 4:17 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-513-1325 Determining available income for a single client for long-term care (LTC) services.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This change corrects references that are now incorrect due to other WAC changes, and adds income requirements directly into this WAC rather than simply referencing other WACs.

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, Medical Assistance Administration, Mailstop 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1327, fax (360) 664-0910, e-mail ingramb@dshs.wa.gov, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

November 27, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office