PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed July 12, 2021, 11:03 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-504-0015 Washington apple health—Certification periods for categorically needy programs, 182-505-0115 Washington apple health—Eligibility for pregnant women, 182-505-0117 Washington apple health—Eligibility for pregnant minors, 182-509-0305 MAGI income—Persons subject to the modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) methodology, 182-514-0263 Non-SSI-related institutional medically needy coverage for pregnant women and people age twenty and younger; other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: SSB 5068, 67th legislature, 2021 regular session; RCW 41.05.021
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending these rules to align with SSB 5068, which extends the period of postpartum coverage through Washington apple health, and to make other updates. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional related changes that are required 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 Melinda Froud, Rulemaking Questions, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1408, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Melissa Rivera, Program Questions, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone 360-725-1713, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
July 12, 2021