WSR 06-11-085

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed May 16, 2006, 4:24 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-503-0505 General eligibility requirements for medical programs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.040, 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: As a condition of eligibility for Medicaid, clients who are entitled to Medicare benefits will be required to apply for and enroll in Medicare Part A, Part B and Part D.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The health and recovery services administration (HRSA) will coordinate with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) during the rule-making process.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file the proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Carole McRae, Program Manager, Health and Recovery Services Administration, 626 8th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-5538, phone (360) 725-1250, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail mcraeca@dshs.wa.gov.

May 15, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office