WACs > Title 182 > Chapter 182-505 > Section 182-505-0211
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Washington apple health (WAH)âFoster care.
(1) A person under the age of nineteen is eligible for Washington apple health (WAH) when he or she:
(a) Is in foster care under the legal responsibility of the state, or a federally recognized tribe located within the state; and
(b) Meets Washington residency requirements as described in WAC 182-503-0520 or 182-503-0525.
(2) A person under the age of twenty-one is eligible for WAH when he or she meets:
(a) Washington residency requirements as described in WAC 182-503-0520 or 182-503-0525;
(b) Citizenship or immigration status requirements as described in WAC 182-503-0535;
(c) Social Security number requirements as described in WAC 182-503-0515; and
(d) One of the following requirements:
(i) Is in foster care, or is eligible for continued foster care services as determined by the children's administration, under the legal responsibility of the state, or a federally recognized tribe located within the state; or
(ii) Receives subsidized adoption services through the children's administration; or
(iii) Is enrolled in the unaccompanied refugee minor (URM) program as authorized by the office of refugee and immigrant assistance (ORIA); or
(iv) Is living in a group home operated or contracted by the juvenile rehabilitation administration; or
(v) Is placed in a foster home or group home through the voluntary placement waiver program managed by the division of developmental disabilities.
(3) A person age nineteen or older but under age twenty-six is eligible for WAH when he or she:
(a) Was both in foster care under the legal responsibility of the state or a federally recognized tribe located within the state and enrolled in medicaid:
(i) On his or her eighteenth birthday; or
(ii) At such higher age at which foster care assistance ended; and
(b) Meets residency, Social Security number, and citizenship requirements as described in subsection (2) of this section.
(4) A person described in subsections (1) through (3) of this section is not eligible for WAH if he or she is confined to a public institution as defined in WAC 182-500-0050, except:
(a) If he or she is under age twenty-one;
(b) Resides in an institution for mental disease (IMD); and
(c) Meets the institutional status requirements in WAC 182-505-0240.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148), 42 C.F.R. Â§Â§ 431, 435, 457, and 45 C.F.R. Â§ 155. WSR 14-01-021, Â§ 182-505-0211, filed 12/9/13, effective 1/9/14.]