INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Division of Healthcare Services
Subject: State Plan Amendment 09-022.
Effective Date: July 1, 2009.
Document Description: The department is amending the Title XIX medicaid state plan to redefine the eligibility criteria for the first steps program, in accordance with the operating budget as passed by the legislature for state fiscal years 2010 and 2011. The new criteria will reduce the number of pregnant women and their infants who qualify for enhanced maternity support services and infant case management, and reduce the maximum number of units that eligible clients may receive.
To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statements, contact Ann Myers, Office of Rules and Publications, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-1345, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail MYERSEA@dshs.wa.gov, web site http://hrsa.dshs.wa.gov.