SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-22-098.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: HRSA medical assistance is amending WAC 388-542-0010 Purpose and scope of SCHIP (state children's health insurance program).
Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html or by calling (360) 664-6097), on July 11, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than July 12, 2006.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Consultant, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail email@example.com, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5:00 p.m., on July 11, 2006.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Stephanie Schiller, DSHS Rules Consultant, by July 7, 2006, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6097 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This is a technical correction, adding language to confirm that an unborn child is eligible for SCHIP coverage when the mother is ineligible for Medicaid.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Clarifying the rule allows clients and providers to understand more fully the coverage available to SCHIP clients.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.450.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.09.450, Title XXI of the Social Security Act.
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, Implementation and Enforcement: Joanie Scotson, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, (360) 725-1330.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Small businesses are not affected by this rule.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. DSHS client eligibility rules for medical assistance are exempt from this requirement according to RCW 34.05.328 (5)[(b)](vii).
June 2, 2006
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit3772.1
(a) Medical care for children whose family income exceeds
the limit for Medicaid eligibility but is not greater than two
hundred fifty percent of the federal poverty level (FPL)((
(b) Prenatal care and medical services for a pregnant woman;
(i) Who is ineligible for Medicaid due to immigration status; and
(ii) Whose family income is at or below one hundred eighty-five percent FPL.
(2) SCHIP is authorized by Title XXI of the Social Security Act and by RCW 74.09.450.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.510, 74.09.522, 74.09.450, and 2004 c 276. 04-16-064, § 388-542-0010, filed 7/30/04, effective 8/30/04.]