WAC 182-527-2730 Definitions

Effective March 16, 2016

The following definitions apply to this chapter:

"Contract health service delivery area (CHSDA)" means the geographic area within which contract health services will be made available by the Indian health service to members of an identified Indian community who reside in the area as identified in 42 C.F.R. Sec. 136.21(d) and 136.22.

"Estate" means all property and any other assets that pass upon the client's death under the client's will or by intestate succession under chapter 11.04 or 11.62 RCW. The value of the estate will be reduced by any valid liability against the client's property when the client died. An estate also includes:

  1. For a client who died after June 30, 1995, and before July 27, 1997, nonprobate assets as defined by RCW 11.02.005, except property passing through a community property agreement; or
  2. For a client who died after July 26, 1997, and before September 14, 2006, nonprobate assets as defined by RCW 11.02.005.
  3. For a client who died on or after September 14, 2006, nonprobate assets as defined by RCW 11.02.005 and any life estate interest held by the client immediately before death.

"Heir" means a person entitled to inherit a deceased client's property under a valid will accepted by the court, or a person entitled to inherit under the Washington state intestacy statute, RCW 11.04.015. 

Life estate" means an ownership interest in a property only during the lifetime of the person owning the life estate. 

"Lis pendens" means a notice filed in public records warning that title to certain real property is in litigation and the outcome of the litigation may affect the title.

"Long-term care services (LTC)" means, for the purposes of this chapter only, the services administered directly or through contract by the department of social and health services (DSHS) for clients of the home and community services division of DSHS and the developmental disabilities administration of DSHS including, but not limited to, nursing facility care and home and community services.

"Property" means everything a person owns, whether in whole or in part.

  1. "Personal property" means any movable or intangible thing a person owns, whether in whole or in part; 
  2. "Real property" means land and anything growing on, attached to, or built on it, excluding anything that may be removed without injury to the land;
  3. "Trust property" means any type of property held in trust for the benefit of another.

"Qualified long-term care insurance partnership" means an agreement between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) and the Washington state insurance commission which allows for the disregard of any assets or resources in an amount equal to the insurance benefit payments that are made to or on behalf of a person who is a beneficiary under a long-term care insurance policy that has been determined by the Washington state insurance commission to meet the requirements of section 1917 (b)(1)(C)(iii) of the act.

"Recover" or "recovery" means the agency or the agency's designee's receipt of funds to satisfy the client's debt.

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.