WSR 11-05-083

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medicaid Purchasing Administration)

[ Filed February 15, 2011, 11:12 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-505-0220 Family medical eligibility.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This is not a policy change. Currently, the rule cross references to WAC 388-478-0020 because the income standards for both family medical programs and the TANF grant program is the same. However, beginning February 1, 2011, the TANF income standard is being reduced so the family medical programs income standard must be called out in WAC 388-478-0065, which in turn requires WAC 388-505-0220 to be amended.

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 sullikm@dshs.wa.gov.

February 10, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office