WSR 17-20-016
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed September 25, 2017, 9:44 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-513-1215 Community first choice (CFC)Eligibility, 182-513-1220 Community first choice (CFC)Spousal impoverishment protections for noninstitutional Washington apple health clients, and other related rules, as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, section 2404 of the Affordable Care Act amending section 1924 of the Social Security Act.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Section 2404 of the Affordable Care Act amended section 1924 of the Social Security Act, for the five-year period beginning January 1, 2014, to require states to apply the spousal impoverishment rules to additional individuals receiving long-term services and supports under 1915(d). This amendment will end the time-limited spousal impoverishment provisions for the CFC program. 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: Department of social and health services/aging and long-term support administration.
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 Vance Taylor, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, email, web site
September 25, 2017
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator