WSR 06-03-077



(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed January 12, 2006, 4:18 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-19-122.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 388-542-0020 Other rules that apply to state children's health insurance program (SCHIP).

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane, behind Goodyear Tire. A map or directions are available at or by calling (360) 664-6097) on, February 21, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than February 22, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA, e-mail, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5:00 p.m., February 21, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Stephanie Schiller, DSHS Rules Consultant by February 17, 2006, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6097 or by e-mail at

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is proposing a revision to this rule to update cross-references to other Washington Administrative Code.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.510, 74.09.522, and 74.09.450.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.510, 74.09.522, and 74.09.450.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Wendy L. Boedigheimer, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, (360) 725-1306; Implementation and Enforcement: Kathy Johansen, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, (360) 725-1321.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This proposed rule does not have an economic impact on small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This rule is exempt under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vii) relating to DSHS medical or financial eligibility.

January 11, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-16-064, filed 7/30/04, effective 8/30/04)

WAC 388-542-0020   Other rules that apply to SCHIP.   In addition to the rules of this chapter, SCHIP clients are subject to the following rules:

(1) Chapter 388-538 WAC, Managed care (except WAC 388-538-061, WAC 388-538-063, and WAC 388-538-065);

(2) WAC 388-505-0210 (3) and (8), Children's medical eligibility;

(3) WAC 388-505-0211, Premium requirements for SCHIP children;

(4) WAC 388-416-0015(10), Certification periods; and

(5) WAC 388-418-0025 (4) and (5), Change of circumstance.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.510, 74.09.522, 74.09.450, and 2004 c 276. 04-16-064, 388-542-0020, filed 7/30/04, effective 8/30/04.]