WSR 07-12-063



(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 4, 2007, 1:13 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-513-1350 Defining the resource standard and determining resource eligibility for long-term care (LTC) services.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, 74.09.530, 74.09.575.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DSHS is amending WAC 388-513-1350 as follows:

Increasing the spousal resource maximum from $41,943 to $45,104 effective July 1, 2007.
Making changes to the language, clarifying the rules and updating the spousal resource standard.
Clarifying the reduction of excess resources by medical expenditures.
Clarifying the reference to a sponsored immigrant receiving long-term care - how to treat resources of a sponsor.

     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 Lori Rolley, Home and Community Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2271, fax (360) 407-7582, e-mail

June 4, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

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