WSR 17-05-062
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed February 13, 2017, 8:17 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-516-0100 Trusts, and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, 21st Century Cures Act, Title V - Savings, Sec. 5007 Fairness in Medicaid supplemental needs trusts (Section 1917 (d)(4)(A) of the Social Security Act/42 U.S.C. 1396p (d)(4)(A)).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The WAC needs to be amended to implement Title V, Sec. 5007 the 21st Century Cures Act to allow for a person to create his or her own D4A special needs trust. The agency also needs to revise references to incorrect WAC citations in WAC 182-516-0100. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
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 Amy Emerson, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, email
February 10, 2017
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator