WSR 07-07-003

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed March 8, 2007, 8:49 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-478-0070 Monthly income and countable resource standards for medically needy (MN) and 388-478-0080 Supplemental security income (SSI) standards; SSI-related categorically needy income level (CNIL); and countable resource standards.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.500.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These two WAC sections are being amended to comply with federal Medicaid standard changes that became effective January 1, 2007.

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 Mary Beth Ingram, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1327, fax (360) 664-0910, e-mail ingramb@dshs.wa.gov.

March 8, 2007

Jim Schnellman, Chief

Office of Administrative Resources

Washington State Code Reviser's Office