WSR 06-11-102

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed May 17, 2006, 4:34 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-408-0055 Medical assistance units (MAU).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and HB 2376 (chapter 24, Laws of 2006).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: With the passage of HB 2376 eliminating the possibility of premiums for Medicaid children, the WAC will be amended to allow families to be considered as one medical assistance unit (MAU) when all family members are found Medicaid eligible.

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, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1330, fax (360) 664-0910, e-mail scotsjk@dshs.wa.gov.

May 17, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office