WSR 08-09-108



(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed April 21, 2008, 2:41 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division is proposing to amend WAC 388-448-0180 How do we redetermine your eligibility when we decide you are eligible for general assistance expedited Medicaid (GAX)?

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.005, 74.04.055, 42 C.F.R. § 435.120, and 20 C.F.R. § 416.1455.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing amendments in order to allow Medicaid benefits for GAX recipients who have filed a timely appeal with the supplemental security income (SSI) appeals council. This rule change is needed for a consistent application of the Medicaid state plan by extending federal aid medical assistance to general assistance expedited Medicaid recipients through the post appeal supplemental security income (SSI).

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

     Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Melissa Mathson, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4563, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail

April 17, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

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