WAC 182-514-0270

Effective October 1, 2013

WAC 182-514-0270 When an involuntary commitment to Eastern or Western State Hospital is covered by medicaid.



(1) A person who is admitted to Eastern or Western State Hospital for inpatient psychiatric treatment is eligible for categorically needy (CN) health care coverage in limited circumstances.

(2) To be eligible under this program, a person must:

(a) Be twenty years of age or younger, or sixty-five years of age or older;

(b) Meet institutional status under WAC 182-513-1320;

(c) Be involuntarily committed to an inpatient treatment program by a court order under chapter 71.34 RCW;

(d) Have countable income below:

(i) Two hundred ten percent of the federal poverty level if age twenty years or younger; or

(ii) The SSI-related CN income level if age sixty-five years or older and have countable resources below the standard described in WAC 182-512-0010.

(3) A person who receives active psychiatric treatment in Eastern or Western State Hospital at the time of his or her twenty-first birthday continues to be eligible for CN health care coverage until the date he or she is discharged from the facility or until the person's twenty-second birthday, whichever occurs first.

(4) A person between the age of twenty-one and sixty-five, with the exception of subsection (3) of this section, is not eligible for federally funded health care coverage through Washington apple health.

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