PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Basic Health rules regarding eligibility based on income and other factors.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.47.050.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules need to be evaluated and possibly revised to ensure that they support the intent of the program. Issues to be evaluated include the definition of income, with particular attention to whether clarification is needed regarding specific income sources, such as capital gains, the calculation of self-employment income, and the methodology to be used with one-time payments. Other issues regarding eligibility determinations may also be evaluated as they arise during this review.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other federal or state agencies regulate 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 by contacting Roseanne Reynolds, P.O. Box 42686, Olympia, WA 98504-2686, fax (360) 412-4276, e-mail Rrey107@hca.wa.gov. Information regarding this rule making will be posted on the agency web site http://www.hca.wa.gov/laws.
November 8, 2005