WSR 22-21-091
[Filed October 14, 2022, 1:29 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-508-0005 Washington apple health medical care servicesEligibility and scope of coverage; 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 WAC 182-508-0005 to include individuals residing in "public institutions" (as that term is defined in WAC 182-500-0050) within the population not eligible for state-funded Washington apple health medical care services. The amendment is necessary to ensure that individuals residing in public institutions receiving a new aged, blind, or disabled program cash grant (ESSB 5693, section 205(22), chapter 297, Laws of 2022) do not thereby become eligible for state-funded Washington apple health medical care services. During this review, the health care authority may identify additional related changes that are required to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state 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 Brian Jensen, Rule-Making Questions, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-0815, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service (TRS) 711, email, website; or Dody McAlpine, Program Questions, P.O. Box 42722, Olympia, WA 98504-2722, phone 360-725-9964, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email, website
October 14, 2022
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator