WAC 182-503-0100

Effective October 1, 2013

WAC 182-503-0100 Washington apple health -- Rights and responsibilities.

For the purposes of this chapter, "we" refers to the agency or its designee and "you."

(1) If you are applying for or receiving health care coverage, you have the right to:

(a) Have your rights and responsibilities explained to you and given in writing;

(b) Be treated politely and fairly no matter what your race, color, political beliefs, national origin, religion, age, gender (gender identity and sex stereotyping), sexual orientation, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or birthplace;

(c) Request health care coverage using any method listed under WAC 182-503-0010 (if you ask us for a receipt or confirmation, we will provide one to you);

(d) Get help completing your application if you ask for it;

(e) Have an application processed promptly and no later than the timelines described in WAC 182-503-0060;

(f) Have at least ten calendar days to give the agency or its designee information needed to determine eligibility and be given more time if requested;

(g) Have personal information kept confidential; we may share information with other state and federal agencies for purposes of verification and enrollment;

(h) Receive written notice, in most cases, at least ten calendar days before the agency or its designee denies, terminates, or changes coverage;

(i) Ask for an appeal if you disagree with a decision we make. You can also ask a supervisor or administrator to review our decision or action without affecting your right to a fair hearing;

(j) Request and receive interpreter or translator services at no cost and without delay;

(k) Request voter registration assistance;

(l) Refuse to speak to an investigator if we audit your case. You do not have to let an investigator into your home. You may ask the investigator to come back at another time. Such a request will not affect your eligibility for health care coverage; and

(m) Receive equal access services under WAC 182-503-0120 if you are eligible, in order to comply with the requirements of subsection (2) of this section.

(2) You are responsible to:

(a) Report changes in your household or family circumstances as required under WAC 182-504-0105 and 182-504-0110;

(b) Give us any information or proof needed to determine eligibility. If you have trouble getting proof, we help you get the proof or contact other persons or agencies for it;

(c) Assign the right to medical support as described in WAC 182-505-0540;

(d) Complete renewals when asked;

(e) Apply for and make a reasonable effort to get potential income from other sources when available;

(f) Give medical providers information needed to bill us for health care services; and

(g) Cooperate with quality assurance or post enrollment review staff when asked.

This is a reprint of the official rule as published by the Office of the Code Reviser. If there are previous versions of this rule, they can be found using the Legislative Search page.