PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-416-0015, 388-418-0005, 388-418-0025, and 388-434-0005.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.530, and the 2003 state supplemental budget included a provision to eliminate continuous eligibility for children and implement six month reviews for family and children's medical programs.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To initiate six month eligibility reviews for DSHS/MAA clients of family and children's medical programs; and to eliminate continuous eligibility for children.
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 Wood, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1329, e-mail email@example.com, fax (360) 664-0910, TDD 1-800-848-5429.
June 27, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit