WSR 02-01-101

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed December 17, 2001, 3:27 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-438-0100 Medically indigent (MI) program and 388-519-0120 Spend down -- Medically indigent program.

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 clarify wording of the rule so MI program policy is more easily understood.

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.

December 17, 2001

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office