PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-515-1505 Community options program entry system (COPES).
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: This proposed amendment will clarify income and resource allocations for the COPES waiver services program and will include court-ordered guardianship and attorney fees in those allocations.
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, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1327, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail Ingramb@dshs.wa.gov.
September 17, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit