PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-478-0080 SSI-related categorically needy income level (CNIL) and countable resource standards, amending rule to reflect the increase in the CNIL income standards as of January 1, 2003.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.530, 42 U.S.C. 1396r-5.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule change is necessary for continued federal financial participation.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: These standards comply with those published in the Code of Federal Regulations.
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. The department will distribute draft material for an internal and external review process. All comments are taken into consideration before issuance of the final rule.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Patricia Armstrong, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1725, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 664-0910, TDD 1-800-848-5429.
March 28, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit