WSR 05-10-082

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Basic Health)

[ Order 05-03 -- Filed May 3, 2005, 3:45 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Basic Health eligibility, to exclude full-time students who have received a temporary visa to study in the United States.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.47.050 and chapter 188, Laws of 2005.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The 2005 legislature passed HB 1170, making students under a temporary visa to study in the United States ineligible for Basic Health coverage. Basic rules must be updated consistent with that requirement.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other state or federal agency regulates this subject or process.

Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholder mailings and public hearing.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Information regarding this rule making will be posted on the agency web site, http://www.wa.gov/hca/laws.htm, or you may contact Rosanne Reynolds, P.O. Box 42686, Olympia, WA 98504-2686, fax (360) 412-4276, e-mail Rrey107@hca.wa.gov.

May 3, 2005

Cyndi L. Presnell

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office