PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-513-1380 Determining a client's financial participation in the cost of care 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.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DSHS is amending WAC 388-513-1380 as follows:
|•||Changing the community spouse income and family allocation to $1,712 effective July 1, 2007, due to a federal standard change.|
|•||Changing the community spouse excess shelter standard to $514 effective July 1, 2007, due to a federal standard change.|
|•||Increasing the personal needs allowance (PNA) for nongeneral assistance clients in medical institutions due to a state legislative budget increase of 3.3%.|
|•||Making changes to the language and clarifying the rules.|
|•||Clarifying that an unanticipated lump sum is not considered income in the month of receipt.|
|•||Clarifying excess resources are reduced in an amount equal to necessary medical care recognized by state law.|
|•||Clarifying the computation for the community spouse allowance.|
|•||Clarifying the medical institution income exemption (MIIE) is allowed for residents of medical institutions only.|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 4, 2007
Stephanie E. Schiller