WSR 19-21-129
[Filed October 21, 2019, 9:33 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-17-043.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 182-523-0100 Washington apple healthMedical extension.
Hearing Location(s): On November 26, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Health Care Authority (HCA), Cherry Street Plaza, Sue Crystal Room 106A, 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504. Metered public parking is available street side around building. A map is available at or directions can be obtained by calling 360-725-1000.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than November 27, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: HCA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, email, fax 360-586-9727, by November 26, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Amber Lougheed, phone 360-725-1349, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email, by November 15, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The agency is striking subsection (2)(iii). The agency does not change eligibility based on incarceration status.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See purpose.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160; SSB 6430, chapter 154, 2016 regular session.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160; SSB 6430, chapter 154, 2016 regular session.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: HCA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Valerie Smith, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, 360-725-1344; Implementation and Enforcement: Mark Westenhaver, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, 360-725-1324.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to HCA rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules review committee or applied voluntarily.
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. The proposed rule pertains to clients and therefore does not impose any costs on businesses.
October 21, 2019
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 17-18-024, filed 8/28/17, effective 10/1/17)
WAC 182-523-0100Washington apple healthMedical extension.
(1) A parent or caretaker relative who was eligible for and who received coverage under Washington apple health for parents and caretaker relatives, described in WAC 182-505-0240, in any three of the last six months is eligible, along with all dependent children living in the household, for twelve months' extended health care coverage if the person becomes ineligible for ((his or her current)) coverage due to increased earnings or hours of employment.
(2) A person remains eligible for apple health medical extension unless:
(a) The person:
(i) Moves out of state;
(ii) Dies; or
(iii) ((Becomes an inmate of a public institution; or
(iv))) Leaves the household.
(b) The family:
(i) Moves out of state;
(ii) Loses contact with the agency or its designee or the whereabouts of the family are unknown; or
(iii) No longer includes an eligible dependent child as defined in WAC 182-503-0565(2).
(3) When a person or family is determined ineligible for apple health coverage under subsection (2)(a)(i) through (iii) or (b)(i) or (ii) of this section during the medical extension period, the agency or its designee redetermines eligibility for the remaining household members as described in WAC 182-504-0125 and sends written notice as described in chapter 182-518 WAC before apple health medical extension is terminated.