WAC 182-500-0025

Effective July 30, 2011

WAC 182-500-0025 Medical assistance definitions -- D.

  "Delayed certification" means agency or the agency's designee approval of a person's eligibility for medical assistance made after the established application processing time limits.

     "Dental consultant" means a dentist employed or contracted by the agency or the agency's designee.

     "Department" means the state department of social and health services.

     "Disabled" means unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment that:

     (1) Can be expected to result in death;

     (2) Has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than twelve months; or

     (3) In the case of a child age seventeen or younger, means any physical or mental impairment of comparable severity.

     Decisions on SSI-related disability are subject to the authority of federal statutes and rules codified at 42 USC Sec 1382c and 20 CFR, parts 404 and 416, as amended, and controlling federal court decisions, which define the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance (OASDI) and SSI disability standard and determination process. See WAC 388-500-0015 for definition of "blind."

     "Domestic partner" means an adult who meets the requirements for a valid state registered domestic partnership as established by RCW 26.60.030 and who has been issued a certificate of state registered domestic partnership from the Washington secretary of state.

     "Dual eligible client" means a client who has been found eligible as a categorically needy (CN) or medically needy (MN) medicaid client and is also a medicare beneficiary. This does not include a client who is only eligible for a medicare savings program as described in chapter 388-517 WAC.

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