WSR 17-04-032
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed January 24, 2017, 2:19 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-500-0070 Medical assistance definitionsM, 182-502-0100 General conditions of payment, 182-503-0070 Washington apple healthWhen coverage begins, 182-503-0505 Washington apple healthGeneral eligibility requirements, 182-503-0525 Washington apple healthResidency requirements for an institutionalized person, 182-504-0015 Washington apple healthCertification periods for categorically needy programs, 182-504-0120 Washington apple healthEffective dates of changes, 182-505-0210 Washington apple healthEligibility for children, 182-505-0211 Washington apple healthFoster care, 182-506-0015 Medical assistance units for non-MAGI-based Washington apple health programs, 182-514-0260 Program for children under age nineteen, 182-523-0100 Washington apple healthMedical extension, and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending these rules to comply with SSB 6430, which requires the agency to suspend, rather than terminate, medical assistance benefits for people who are incarcerated or committed to a state hospital. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of social and health services.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, the agency will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and 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 Melinda Froud, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, email
January 24, 2017
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator