SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medicaid Purchasing Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: To implement necessary language regarding:
(1) Exemption of certain property from resources for medicaid and children's health insurance program (CHIP) eligibility for Native Americans, as required under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (Recovery Act); and
(2) Payments or interest accrued on payments made under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) listed as excluded resources for SSI-related medical programs.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-450-0040, 388-450-0080, 388-455-0005, 388-455-0015, 388-470-0045, 388-475-0350, 388-475-0550, and 388-475-0600.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090.
Other Authority: ARRA of 2009 (Recovery Act), Public Law 111-5, Section 5006(b); 42 C.F.R. 435.601, EEOICPA of 2000, Public Law 106398, Sec. 1, app., Title XXXVI (Oct. 30, 2000) (Section 1 adopting as Appendix H.R. 5408), Section 3646 of the Appendix.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-11-041 on May 11, 2010.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 8, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 8, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 15, 2010.
Katherine I. Vasquez
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 10-16 issue of the Register.