WAC 182-503-0130 Authorized representative.
Effective August 17, 2015
- Designating an authorized representative (AREP).
- A person may designate an AREP to act on his or her behalf in eligibility-related interactions with the medicaid agency by completing the agency's Authorized Representative Designation Form (DSHS 14-532), or through any of the methods described in 42 C.F.R. 435.907(a) and 42 C.F.R. 435.923. The Authorized Representative Designation Form is available online at https://www.dshs.wa.gov/fsa/forms.
- A court-appointed legal guardian with authority to make financial decisions on a person's behalf is that person's AREP.
- An agreement creating power of attorney (POA) that grants decision-making authority regarding the person's financial interactions with the agency establishes the POA as the AREP.
- If a person is unable to designate an AREP due to a medical condition, an individual may designate himself or herself as the AREP by signing the agency's Authorized Representative Designation Form (DSHS 14-532).
- Serving as an AREP. To serve as an AREP, an individual or organization must:
- Have a good-faith belief that the information he or she provides to the agency is correct.
- Report any change in circumstance required under WAC 182-504-0105 unless doing so would exceed the scope of authorized representation or violate state or federal law.
- A provider, staff member, or volunteer of an organization must also comply with 42 C.F.R. 435.923(d-e).
- Terminating authorized representation.
- The person or the AREP may terminate the authorized representation at any time for any reason by notifying the agency verbally or in writing.
- Authorized representation terminates automatically when the person dies.