WSR 13-19-067
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed September 17, 2013, 9:34 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to remove language related to the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment and Support Act (ADATSA) in WAC 388-406-0035 How long does the department have to process my application?, 388-418-0005 How will I know what changes to report?, 388-424-0010 Citizenship and alien status—Eligibility for TANF, medicaid and CHIP, 388-472-0005 What are my rights and responsibilities?, 388-424-0015 Immigrant eligibility restrictions for the state family assistance, ABD cash, PWA, and ADATSA programs, and any other related WACs.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 74.04.050, 74.08.090, 74.09.035, 74.09.530; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act established under Public Law 111-148; 42 C.F.R. §431, 435, and 457, and at 45 C.F.R. §155 and the 2013 biennial budget.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature did not appropriate any funds for ADATSA in the new biennium budget. ADATSA-related medical care services recipients will be medicaid eligible under the Affordable Care Act starting January 1, 2014. References to ADATSA need to be removed from the WACs listed above.
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 Amy Johnson, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4884, fax (360) 725-4904, e-mail
September 16, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator