WSR 05-22-098



(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed November 1, 2005, 4:29 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-542-0010 Purpose and scope of SCHIP.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.450; Title XXI of the Social Security Act.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending these rules to make a technical correction - adding language to confirm that an unborn child is eligible for SCHIP coverage when the mother is ineligible for Medicaid.

     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 Joanie Scotson, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1330, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail

October 31, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit