PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-475-0400 SSI related medical -- Vehicles excluded as resources.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.500.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DSHS is amending this rule regarding exclusion of vehicles as a resource for SSI-related medical eligibility, in order to comply with the federal rule change in 20 C.F.R. 416.1218. In 2005, federal legislation changed the rule regarding exclusions for vehicles for SSI and SSI-related clients by eliminating the $5,000 fair market value vehicle exclusion.
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 Kevin Sullivan, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1344, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 12, 2010
Don Goldsby, Manager
Rules and Policies