SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The department is amending rules to comply with the provisions of chapter 5, Laws of 2007 (2SSB 5093) which authorize medical assistance coverage for all children living in households with income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL). An emergency rule has been in effect since July 22, 2007, while HRSA completed the permanent rule-making process. When effective, this rule replaces the emergency rule filed [as] WSR 07-23-057.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-416-0015, 388-418-0025, 388-450-0210, 388-478-0075, 388-505-0210, 388-505-0211, 388-542-0010, 388-542-0020, 388-542-0050, and 388-542-0300.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.530, and 74.09.700.
Other Authority: Chapter 5, Laws of 2007 (2SSB 5093).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-22-038 on October 30, 2007.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 388-505-0210 (2)(d), family income is at or below 200% federal poverty level (FPL), as described in WAC 388-478-0075 at each application or review; or
WAC 388-505-0210 (10)(c), they have income that exceeds children's healthcare program standards; or
(d) They are disqualified from receiving premium based children's healthcare coverage as described in subsection (4) of this section because of creditable coverage or nonpayment of premiums.
WAC 388-450-0210(3), unless modified by subsection (4) or (6) of this section,
WAC 388-450-0210 (4)(h), for nonrecurring lump sum payments see chapter 388-455 WAC; and WAC 388-475-0300(4).(Subsections (i) and (ii) removed.)
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 10, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 10, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: February 7, 2008.
Stephanie E. Schiller
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