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The table below contains the listing of DSHS' current Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (CR-101) rule filings. The WAC number links to the CR-101 form with the most recent filing on top. An e-mail link is provided for submitting comments to the contact person.

DSHS filing notices ("CR" forms) and related materials that appear on this website are facsimiles of official rule-making notices filed with the Office of the Code Reviser. Some information may be added by DSHS to rule-making notices appearing on this website. Such added information is intended for clarity only and does not alter the effect of the official notice.

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations
Amending Chapters 388-828, 388-832, 388-845 WAC

The 2014 Operating Supplemental Budget directed the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to move the state funded Individual and Family Services (IFS) program into a 1915 (C) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver. Other related changes as may be required
Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3524
WSR 14-12-093
Amending Chapter 388-106 WAC

The department is adding rules to Chapter 388-106, Long Term Care Services, for the implementation of the integrated managed care program called HealthPath Washington (HPW).
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 14-08-070
Amending WAC 388-96-809

The department is amending WAC 388-96-809 and other related sections as may be needed, to clarify timelines for securities to be given to the state.
Elizabeth Pashley
(360) 725-2447
WSR 14-08-042
Amending Chapter 388-112 WAC

The department is amending Chapter 388-112 WAC, Residential Long-term Care Services. The amendments and revisions to the rules throughout the chapter will be related to training and/or certification requirements for Long-Term Care workers.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 14-06-078
Amending WAC 388-96-786

To update language regarding the adjustment of the Pay for Performance add-on. Other related sections as may be needed.
Elizabeth Pashley
(360) 725-2447
WSR 14-06-081
Amending WAC 388-96-718

The department is amending o add the option of contact by email in addition to letter. Other related sections as may be needed.
Elizabeth Pashley
(360) 725-2447
WSR 14-06-082
Amending WAC 388-096-381

The department is amending to provide consistency in the Administrative code concerning resident funds. Other related sections as may be needed.
Elizabeth Pashley
(360) 725-2447
WSR 14-06-083
Repealing sections in Chapter 106 WAC

The department is repealing WAC 388-106-0745 through 388-106-0765, specifically the WMIP section, as this Snohomish County program will be ending June 30, 2014.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 14-06-086
Amending Chapter 388-827 WAC

The department is amending Chapter 388-827 WAC State Supplementary Payment Program. The amendments will provide additional information regarding client eligibility criteria, award amounts, update references to other rules that have changed and other necessary program details to provide more consumer accessible rules and to promote a more consistent statewide administration of the Department’s state supplementary payment program.
Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3524
WSR 14-04-129
Amending Chapter 388-106 and 388-440 WAC

The department is amending WAC 388-440-0001 to include an individual’s serious risk of institutionalization as a consideration in determining whether DSHS staff are authorized to request an Exception To Rule, and is amending WAC 388-106-1305 to place into rule the Exception To Rule process for in-home personal care described in DSHS Home and Community Services Management Bulletin H13-001. Other related changes that arise during this rule-making may be incorporated. Other WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of this rule-making.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 13-23-103
Amending Chapter 388-823 WAC

Amendments to this chapter may change eligibility requirements for some individuals applying for services from the Developmental Disabilities Administration. Other changes will correct language that is inconsistent with RCW language. In addition, housekeeping changes will be made such as WAC and RCW references and Division of Developmental Disabilities to Developmental Disabilities Administration.
Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3524
WSR 13-22-078
Amending Chapter 388-826 WAC

The proposed amendments will change the name of the chapter to Children’s Residential Services – Voluntary Placement Services. Updates to the rules throughout the chapter will provide more consistent statewide administration, continuity, delivery, and monitoring of services which impact children, their families, advocates, and contracted providers.
Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3524
WSR 13-22-082
Amending Chapter 388-106 WAC

The department is adding a new section in Chapter 388-106 WAC to establish a methodology for how DSHS calculates nursing home comparable home and community based long-term care availability to be used in the nursing home bed need process. DSHS is creating this new section for clarification about how it calculates comparable nursing home capacity. Other related changes that arise during this rule-making may be incorporated. Other WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of this rule-making.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 13-21-127
Amending Chapter 388-71 WAC

The department is amending Chapter 388-71 WAC, specifically Adult Day Services, in order to differentiate Adult Day Care from Adult Day Health by separating the rules and to update the rule to meet the provider practice changes. Other related changes that arise during this rule-making may be incorporated. Other WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of this rule-making.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 13-19-068
Chapter 388-110 WAC

The department is amending these rules to comply with and be consistent with 2012 legislature SHB 2056 to change the term “boarding home” to “assisted living facility”.
Jeanette Childress
(360) 725-2591
WSR 13-20-040
New section in Chapter 388-71 WAC

New section will identify exceptions to the electronic time keeping requirement for home care agencies.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 13-19-001
388-823-1010, 388-832-0085, 388-832-0130, 388-827-0115, 388-827-0145, 388-828-9140

Individual and family services (IFS) program and state supplementary payment (SSP) program in order to o increase the number of individuals who may receive those services. Possible other sections of WAC as may be necessary.
Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3422
WSR 13-18-022

Various updates to Chapter 388-800 WAC

The Legislature did not appropriate any funds for the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment and Support Act (ADATSA) in the new biennium budget. ADATSA-related medical care services recipients will be Medicaid eligible under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) starting January 1, 2014.

Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
WSR 13-16-104

Various updates to Chapter 388-865 WAC

Repeal WAC 388-865-0469, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and create a new section for ABA services in Chapter 388-877A WAC, Outpatient mental health services

Repeal WAC 388-865-0400, Community support service providers; WAC 388-865-0405, Competency requirements for staff; WAC 388-865-0420, Intake evaluation; WAC 388-865-0425 Individual service plan; and WAC 388-865-0460, Counseling and psychotherapy services—Additional standards.

Amend sections in chapters 388-877, 388-877A, 388-877B, and 388-877C WAC.

Add a new section in chapter 388-877 WAC pertaining specifically to Medicaid requirements.

Amend WAC 388-865-0511 Evaluation and treatment facility certification.

Update and/or repeal other rules as a result of this rule making.

Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
WSR 13-16-103
Chapter 388-78A WAC

Assisted living facilities.
Jeanette Childress
(360) 725-2591
WSR 13-15-174
Chapter 388-76 WAC

Adult family homes.
Sandy Robertson
(360) 725-3204
WSR 13-15-173
Chapter 388-101 WAC

Certified community residential services and supports.
John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
WSR 13-15-172
Chapter 388-97 WAC

Nursing homes.
Scott Bird
(360) 725-2581
WSR 13-15-170
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services, Chronic Care Management Program.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 13-15-133
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services, COPES Waiver.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 13-15-132
Chapter 388-71 WAC

Home and community services and programs.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 13-15-126
Chapter 388-825 and 388-06 WAC

To consolidate the Secretary's Lists of Crims and Negative Actions for HCS, RCS and DDA that will disqualify persons from being a provider, and to clarify background check requirements.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 13-15-125
Chapter 388-97 WAC

Nursing homes.
Scott Bird
(360) 725-2581
WSR 13-15-124
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services, Enhanced Service Facilities.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 13-15-123
Chapter 388-101 WAC

Certified community residential services and supports.
John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
WSR 13-15-116
Chapter 388-107 WAC

The department is considering adding a new chapter 388-107 WAC that will provide licensing requirements for Enhanced Services Facilities.
Casey Zimmer
(360) 725-2575
WSR 13-15-115
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services, Roads to Community Living.
Debbie Blackner
(360) 725-2557
WSR 13-15-114
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services, COPES Waiver.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 13-15-113
WAC 388-865-0217

Psychiatric indigent inpatient program.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
WSR 13-15-112
Chapter 388-111 WAC

Residential habilitation centers.
John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
WSR 13-15-111
Chapter 388-76 WAC

Adult family home rules.
Sandy Robertson
(360) 725-3204
WSR 13-15-110
Chapter 388-78A WAC

Assisted living facilities rules.
Jeanette Childress
(360) 725-2591
WSR 13-15-106
WAC 388-105-0005

To adjust the rate table in accordanc with Biennial Budget 3ESSB 5034.
Elizabeth Pashley
(360) 725-2447
WSR 13-15-022
Chapter 388-71 WAC

Home and community services and programs.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 13-08-077
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 13-07-069

Chapter 388-78A WAC

The term "boarding home" is changed to "assisted living facility" throughout the chapter in compliance with SHB 2056 passed in the 2011-2012 legislative session.

Judy Johnson
(360) 725-2591
WSR 13-04-092
WAC 388-96-738 and 739

The department adopted case mix 3.0 per RCW 74.46.485. These rules require updating to be in line with case mix 3.0.
Elizabeth Pashley
(360) 725-2447
WSR 13-04-089
WAC 388-96-585

Unallowable costs.
Elizabeth Pashley
(360) 725-2447
WSR 13-03-147
WAC 388-96-580

Operating leases of office equipment.
Elizabeth Pashley
(360) 725-2447
WSR 13-03-146
Chapter 388-96 WAC

Nursing facility medicaid payment system.
Elizabeth Pashley
(360) 725-2447
WSR 13-03-141
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

The department is creating a new rule that pertains specifically to the certification and/or licensing of Applied Behavior Analysis autism services provided in a behavioral health treatment agency.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
WSR 13-02-084
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 13-01-088
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 12-20-076
Chapter 388-97 WAC

Nursing homes.
Scott Bird
(360) 725-2581
WSR 12-16-110
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 12-16-108
WAC 388-865-0575 and 0430

Amendments are needed to comply with SSB 5187 by requiring facilities to adopt policies and protocols regarding mental health treatment for minors.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
WSR 12-14-027
Chapter 388-825 WAC

Division of developmental disabilities services rules.
Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3422
WSR 12-12-076
Chapter 388-845 WAC

Amendments are needed to comply with federal and state law.
Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3422
WSR 12-11-123
WAC 388-105-0005

To implement changes to nursing home licensing fees and assisted living facilities medicaid payment rates made in ESHB 2127.
Elizabeth Pashley
(360) 725-2447
WSR 12-10-090
WSR 12-10-089 (withdrawing notice WSR 12-10-049)
WSR 12-10-049
WAC 388-865-0536

Standards for administration.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
WSR 12-09-093
Chapter 388-78A WAC

Boarding home licensing rules.
Judy Johnson
(360) 725-2591
WSR 12-05-114
Chapter 388-76 WAC

The department is amending these rules to comply with and be consistent with Initiative 1163 and ESHB 1277 as codified in chapter 70.128 RCW.
Michael Tornquist
(360) 725-3204
WSR 12-05-088
Chapter 388-71 and 388-112 WAC

The purpose of the new language in chapters 388-71 and 388-112 WAC is to implement and clarify the training requirements and the criminal background check requirements as directed in chapter 74.39A RCW and to revise the implementation effective dates as directed by Initiative 1163.
Lorrie Mahar
(360) 725-2549
WSR 12-05-086
WAC 388-106-0015, 0020, 0070, 0310

The department is consolidating 3 waivers into 1 waiver to improve efficiency. This rule amendment is necessary to manage budget shortfalls, maintain fund solvency and for revenue generating activities.
Marilee Fosbre
(360) 725-2536
WSR 12-02-082
Chapter 388-101 WAC Certified community residential services and supports.

CR-101 filed as WSR 12-02-031
Withdrawal Notice of WSR 12-01-121
CR-101 filed as WSR 12-01-121


John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
WSR 12-02-031
WSR 12-01-030 (notice withdrawing WSR 12-01-121)
WSR 12-01-121
Chapter 388-71 and 388-106 WAC

As part of the Governor's proposed 2012 Supplemental Operating Budget, the Adult Day Health program is being eliminated.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 12-01-119
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 12-01-118
Chapter 388-828 WAC

Division of developmental disabilities assessment.
Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3422
WSR 12-01-117
Chapter 388-845 WAC

Division of developmental disabilities home and community based services waivers.
Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3422
WSR 12-01-116
Chapter 388-835 WAC

ICF/MR program and reimbursement system.
Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3422
WSR 12-01-115
WAC 388-106-0300

This amendment corrects the appropriate WAC references that are now part of the Health Care Authority in chapters 182-500, 182-543 and 182-551 WAC.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 11-24-094
Chapters 388-513, 388-515, 388-527 WAC

Amends, repeals, updates and clarifies language for client not in own home, alternative living and estate recovery rules.
Lori Rolley
(360) 715-2271
WSR 11-24-093
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 11-23-152
WAC 388-845-0060 and 0061

Changes needed to review current working age adult policy to allow clients to choose between employment and community access services.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 11-22-110
DDD related WACs

The Legislature updated RCW 71A.10.020 which eliminates the term "mental retardation" and has replaced it with the term "intellectual disability," and references to a "mentally retarded individual" to be changed to an "individual with an intellectual disability."
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 11-22-107
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 11-22-105
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 11-22-074
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 11-20-103
Chapter 388-865 WAC

These new rules will establish state minimum standards for certification of Triage Facilities under SHB 1170.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
WSR 11-20-101
Chapter 388-865 WAC

Certification fees for mental health treatment programs.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
WSR 11-18-074
Chapter 388-805 WAC

Certification fees for chemical dependency treatment programs.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
WSR 11-18-073
WAC 388-105-0005

The daily medicaid payment rates for clients assessed using the CARE tool and that reside in AFH and boarding homes contracted to provide AL, ARC and EARC services.
Ken Callaghan
(360) 725-2499
WSR 11-17-144
WAC 388-96-910

For a safety net assessment (SNA) imposed on non-exempted nursing facilities in Washington state.
Ken Callaghan
(360) 725-2499
WSR 11-17-131
Chapter 388-71 WAC

Home and community services and programs.
Nancy Brubaker
(360) 725-2540
WSR 11-15-105
Chapter 388-111 WAC

Residential habilitation centers--Compliance standards.
John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
WSR 11-13-095
Chapter 388-78A WAC

Boarding home licensing rules.
Judy Johnson
(360) 725-2591
WSR 11-13-094
Chapter 388-97 WAC

Nursing homes.
Lisa Yanagida
(360) 725-2589
WSR 11-13-093
Chapter 388-101 WAC

Certified community residential services and supports.
John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
WSR 11-13-092
Chapter 388-76 WAC

Adult family home minimum licensing requirements.
Michael Tornquist
(360) 725-3204
WSR 11-13-091
Chapter 388-877 WAC

Implementing an integrated behavioral health rule.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
WSR 11-09-067
WAC 388-832-0025

Am I eligible for the IFS program if I currently receive other DDD paid services?
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 11-09-066
WAC 388-827-0115

What are the programmatic eligibility requirements for DDD/SSP?
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 11-09-065
Chapter 388-845 WAC

DDD home and community based services waivers.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 11-07-085
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 11-07-079
Chapter 388-823 WAC

DDD intake and determination of developmental disabilities.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 11-06-059
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 11-05-031
Chapter 388-71 and 388-106 WAC

Home and community services and programs. Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 11-03-081
Chapter 388-513 and 388-515 WAC

Client not in own home--Institutional medical and Alternative living--Institution medical.
Lori Rolley
(360) 715-2271
WSR 11-02-032
WAC 388-105-0005

Under Governor's Executive Order 10-04, the department must reduce its expenditures for the current fiscal year by 6.287%. To help achieve this level of reduction, ADSA anticipates the possibility of reducing its medicaid payment rates to licensed boarding homes.
Patricia Hague
(360) 725-2447
WSR 10-22-118
Chapter 388-828 WAC

Division of developmental disabilities assessment.
Mark Eliason
(360) 725-2517
WSR 10-21-094
Chapter 388-828 WAC

Division of developmental disabilities assessment. (housekeeping)
Mark Eliason
(360) 725-2517
WSR 10-21-093
WAC 388-106-1300 and 1303

Amendments are needed to make rules consistent with the revised DSHS form 16-172.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 10-21-092

IFC/MR

Intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation reporting, investigation and findings.

Lisa Yanagida
(360) 725-2589
WSR 10-19-103
Chapter 388-832 WAC

Individual and family services program.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 10-17-102
WAC 388-106-0125 and 0130

These amendments adjust in-home hours based on individualized CARE assessments related to elimination of the increase associated with incontinence and/or specialized diet for clients with informal support; and increase some of the hours reduced July 1, 2009 to all in-home clients.
Geri-Lyn McNeil
(360) 725-2353
WSR 10-14-056
WAC 388-71-06020 through 388-71-06420

Home care referral registry program.
Susan Engels
(360) 725-2554
WSR 10-14-052
WAC 388-105-0005

Effective July 1, 2010, the department will increase the boarding home licensing fee from $79 a bed to $106 a bed.
Patricia Hague
(360) 725-2447
WSR 10-12-109
Chapter 388-96 WAC

Nursing facility medicaid payment system.
Patricia Hague
(360) 725-2447
WSR 10-11-109
Chapter 388-825 WAC

The department is amending rules to include information on the early and periodic screening diagnosis and treatment program eligibility.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WITHDRAWN May 11, 2012 (WSR 12-11-043)
WSR 10-10-075
WAC 388-97-4160 and 4180

Beginning July 1, 2010, ESSB 6444 requires the department to increase the current annual renewal license fee for nursing homes from $275 to $327 per bed.
Patricia Hague
(360) 725-2447
WSR 10-09-109
WAC 388-78A-3230

ESSB 6444 requires the department to increase the current annual renewal license fee for boarding homes from $79 to $106 per bed beginning July 1, 2010.
Patricia Hague
(360) 725-2447
WSR 10-09-107
WAC 388-76-10105 and 10585

Adult family home minimum licensing requirements.
Michael Tornquist
(360) 725-3204
WSR 10-06-016
Chapter 388-76 WAC

Adult family home minimum licensing requirements.
Michael Tornquist
(360) 725-3204
WSR 10-05-081
WAC 388-78A-2020, 2450, 2470, 2490, 2500, 2510 and 2550

Boarding homes.
Judy Johnson
(360) 725-2591
WSR 10-04-114
Chapter 388-76 WAC

Adult family home minimum licensing requirements.
Michael Tornquist
(360) 725-3204
WSR 10-04-113
Chapter 388-101 WAC

Certified community residential services and supports.
John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
WSR 10-04-112
Chapter 388-561 WAC

Trusts, annuities and life estates--Effect on medical programs.
Lori Rolley
(360) 715-2271
WSR 09-24-029
WAC 388-106-1000 through 1055

The department is amending rules to change the frequency of the CARE assessment and skilled nursing task log.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 09-24-028
Chapter 388-513 and 388-515 WAC

Institutional medical.
Lori Rolley
(360) 715-2271
WSR 09-22-045
Chapter 388-71 and 388-106 WAC

The department is amending sections in accordance with SHB 2361, Chapter 571, Laws of 2009.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 09-18-090
Chapter 388-96 WAC

Nursing facility medicaid payment system.
Patricia Hague
(360) 725-2447
WSR 09-17-003
Chapter 388-76 WAC

Adult family home minimum licensing requirements.
Maureen Lally
(360) 725-3204
WSR 09-16-101
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 09-16-080
WAC 388-513-1315

Eligibility for long-term care (institutional, waiver, and hospice) services.
Lori Rolley
(360) 715-2271
WSR 09-15-184
WAC 388-832-0160, 0305, 345, 0460

The proposed amendments clarify limits on respite care, identify who are qualified providers for parent/sibling education and specifies how DDD will notify clients of decisions regarding the IFS program.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 09-15-162
Chapter 388-76 WAC

Adult family home minimum licensing requirements.
Maureen Lally
(360) 725-3204
WSR 09-15-156
WAC 388-76-10025 and 10070

Recently enacted legislation increased the application processing and yearly licensing fee for adult family home applicants and providers. New fees must be implemented by July 26, 2009.
Maureen Lally
(360) 725-3204
WSR 09-14-071

Chapter 388-97 WAC

Nursing homes.

Lisa Yanagida
(360) 725-2589
WSR 09-14-070
Chapter 388-78A WAC

Boarding home licensing rules.
Judy Johnson
(360) 725-2591
WSR 09-14-069
Chapter 388-101 WAC

Certified community residential services and supports.
John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
WSR 09-14-068
WAC 388-106-0125

How does CARE use criteria to place me in a classification group for in-home care?
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 09-14-042
WAC 388-832-0145

Who is eligible to receive respite care?
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 09-14-016
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 09-13-092
WAC 388-828-9040, 9060, 9140

DDD is amending rules to clarify language used to describe the individual and family services level.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 09-13-091
Chapter 388-828, 288-829C and 388-826 WAC

DDD Assessment, Companion Homes and Voluntary Placement Program updates.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 09-13-029
Chapters 388-76 and 388-106 WAC

Changes are needed based on state budget and federal requirements, in addition to updating references.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 09-12-042
WAC 388-105-0005 and 0045

To implement the 2009 legislative required reduction of the seventeen CARE level payment system rates for home and community residential providers.
Patricia Hague
(360) 725-2447
WSR 09-11-100
Chapter 388-515 WAC

Alternate living--Institutional medical.
Lori Rolley
(360) 715-2271
WSR 09-08-052
WAC 388-831-0240

Can I be terminated from the community protection program?
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 09-07-062
Chapter 388-825 WAC

Division of developmental disabilities service rules.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 09-07-039
Chapter 388-825 WAC

Division of developmental disabilities services rules.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 09-04-092
Chapters 388-71, 106, 112, 825, 829A and 829C WAC

The department is amending rules to implement initiative measure 1029 and ESSHB 2284, chapter 361, Laws of 2007. The proposed rules will implement federal background checks and training and certification requirements.
Barbara Hanneman
(360) 725-2540
WSR 09-04-087
WAC 388-827-0115

What are the programmatic eligibility requirements for DDD/SSP?
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 09-04-068
WAC 388-513-1340 and 1350

Determining excluding income for long-term care (LTC) services; Determining disregarded income for institutional or hospice services under the medically needy (MN) program.
Lori Rolley
(360) 715-2271
WSR 09-01-142
Chapters 388-71 and 388-106 WAC

Adopting new rules defining participant managed personal care and agency managed personal care.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 09-01-141
Chapters 388-71 and 388-106 WAC

Home and community services and programs; Long-term care services.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
WSR 09-01-140
Chapter 388-850 WAC

County plan for developmental disabilities.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 09-01-132
WAC 388-831-0030

Who are individuals with community protection issues?
Steve Brink
(360) 725-3416
WSR 09-01-047
WAC 388-513-1380

Determining a client's participation in the cost of care for long-term care (LTC) services.
Lori Rolley
(360) 725-2271
WSR 08-24-077
Chapter 388-832 WAC

Individual and family services.
Steve Brink
(360) 725-3416
WSR 08-23-042
WAC 388-513-1301 and 1350

Definitions related to long-term care (LTC) services; and defining the resource and determining resource eligibility for long-term care (LTC) services.
Lori Rolley
(360) 725-2271
WSR 08-23-041
WAC 388-561-0200 and 0201

Annuities.
Lori Rolley
(360) 725-2271
WSR 08-21-152
WAC 388-78A-2710, 2780, 3220, 3410, 3420, 3430, 3440, 3450 and 3460

Boarding home licensing rules.
Todd Henry
(360) 725-2580
WSR 08-21-076
Chapter 388-828 WAC

Division of developmental disabilities assessment.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 08-20-087
Chapter 388-845 WAC

DDD home and community based services waivers.
Steve Brink
(360) 725-3416
WSR 08-19-112
Chapter 388-826 WAC

Voluntary placement program.
Steve Brink
(360) 725-3416
WSR 08-19-052
WAC 388-515-1512 and 1514

The department is amending these sections to incorporate the $20 disregard and increase the personal needs allowance (PNA) from $41.44 to $62.79 to match home and community services categorically needy (CN) waiver programs.
Lori Rolley
(360) 725-2271
WSR 08-18-077
Chapter 388-845 WAC

Division of developmental disabilities home and community based services waivers.
Steve Brink
(360) 725-3416
WSR 08-17-098
Chapter 388-828 WAC

Division of developmental disabilities assessment.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
WSR 08-16-138
WAC 388-76-10120, 10125, 10955 and 10960

Proposed changes will clarify requirements.
Maureen Lally
(360) 725-3204
WSR 08-16-133
WAC 388-76-10000, 10036, 10040, 10080, 10105, 10170, 10173, 10335, 10645, 10783, 11015

To clarify requirements, make technical corrections and update sections due to statutory changes enacted during the 2008 Legislative session.
Maureen Lally
(360) 725-3204
WSR 08-16-132
WAC 388-110-140

Assisted living services facility structural requirements.
Todd Henry
(360) 725-2580
WSR 08-16-104
Chapters 388-71 and 388-112 WAC

The department is adding new sections to implement E2SHB 2668.
Barbara Hanneman
(360) 725-2540
WSR 08-15-135
WAC 388-513-1315 and 1320

Eligibility for long-term care (institutional, waiver, and hospice) services; and Determining institutional status for long-term care (LTC) services.
Lori Rolley
(360) 725-2271
WSR 08-13-089
WAC 388-106-0130

How does the department determine the number of hours I may receive for in-home care?
Susan Engels
(360) 725-2353
WSR 08-12-072
Chapter 388-96 WAC

Nursing facility Medicaid payment system.
Patricia Hague
(360) 725-2447
WSR 08-12-071
WAC 388-105-0005 and 0045

The Legislature directed the department to implement phase one of full implementation of a seventeen CARE level payment system for community residential providers.
Patricia Hague
(360) 725-2447
WSR 08-12-070
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Susan Engels
(360) 725-2353
WSR 08-10-063
Chapter 388-78A WAC

Boarding home licensing rules..
Todd Henry
(360) 725-2580
WSR 08-10-061
WAC 388-515-1505 and 388-106-0225

The department is amending WAC 388-515-1505 Financial eligibility requirements for long-term care services under COPES, New Freedom PACE, MMIP and WMIP; and WAC 388-106-0225 How do I pay for MPC?
Lori Rolley
(360) 725-2271
WSR 08-09-012
Chapter 388-845 WAC

Division of Developmental Disabilities Home and Community Based Services Waivers.
Steve Brink
(360) 725-3416
WSR 08-05-004
Chapter 388-76 WAC

Adult family home minimum licensing requirements.
Roger Woodside
(360) 725-3204
WSR 08-04-109
WAC 388-561-0200, 0201

Amendments are necessary to meet requirements of section 6012 of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005. New section is added pertaining to treatment of annuities.
Lori Rolley
(360) 725-2271
WSR 08-04-077
Chapter 388-78A WAC

The department is amending chapter 388-78A WAC to clarify building requirements for new boarding home construction, enhance readability of several building requirement sections, and create flexibility in construction requirements for providers to meet resident needs.
Todd Henry
(360) 725-2580
WSR 07-23-078
Chapter 388-97 WAC

Nursing Homes.
Judy Johnson
(360) 725-2591
WSR 07-21-121
WAC 388-97-077

Nursing Home Protection Program.
Lisa Yanagida
(360) 725-2589
WSR 07-15-024
WAC 388-515-1550

Medically Needy In-Home Waiver (MNIW).
Lori Rolley
(360) 725-2271
WSR 06-21-069

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Children's Administration
Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations
Chapter 388-15 and other related rules as appropriate

The CA needs to replace “twenty days” with “thirty days” to accurately reflect the new 30 day appeal deadline for CAPTA internal review requests. This change will better align with the federal requirements. WAC 388-15-069, CA needs to remove the language stated in 2.
Brenda Villarreal
(360) 902-7956
WSR 14-14-119
Chapters 388-145, 388-147, 388-148, 388-160 WAC and other related rules as appropriate

The intent of the revision project is to provide foster parents, child placing agencies and group care facilities with clearly defined chapters and easy-to-understand rules written in plain talk language.
Randy Roberts
(360) 902-7872
WSR 14-11-101
Chapter 388-25 WAC

Extended foster care.
Jim Pritchard
(360) 902-8487
WSR 13-16-005
WAC 388-160-0265

Do I need to report runaway youth who stay at the shelter?
Lori VanClifford
(360) 902-0270
WSR 13-15-107
WAC 388-15-085 and 095

Amending rules to ensure consistency with RCW 26.44.125 (2) and (4).
Deanna Bedell
(360) 902-0863
WSR 13-10-013
Chapter 388-25 WAC and WAC 388-148-0010

This action will ensure the department access federal matching funds for extended foster care, define eligibility requirements for extended foster care program and ensure eligible youth receive placement services as outlined by RCW.
Jim Pritchard
(360) 902-8487
WSR 12-22-004
Chapter 388-61A WAC

Shelters for victims of domestic violence.
Susan Hannibal
(206) 923-4910
WSR 12-05-113
WAC 388-165-180 and 185

To ensure accuracy and update child care rates. The current statewide rate structure is now under DEL.
Michael Luque
(360) 902-7986
WSR 11-20-102
WAC 388-27-0275

When does the department review an adoptions support agreement?
Lonnie Locke
(360) 902-7932
WSR 09-16-105
WAC 388-165-140

Child care for child protective services (CPS) and child welfare services (CWS).
Michael Luque
(360) 902-7986
WITHDRAWN February 10, 2010 (WSR 10-05-039)
WSR 09-16-104
WAC 388-15-013

Who may receive child protective services?
Tina Stern
(360) 902-0860
WSR 09-10-076
WAC 388-15-021

The department is amending this rule to establish a ninety day timeline for a CPS investigation. Changes are needed to meet requirements in chapter 220, Laws of 2007 (SSB 5321).
Tina Stern
(360) 902-0860
WSR 08-22-086
Chapter 388-61A WAC

Shelters for Victims of Domestic Violence.
Susan Hannibal
(206) 923-4910
WSR 08-06-086
Chapter 388-27 WAC

Child welfare services--Adoption services and adoption support.
Lonnie Locke
(360) 902-7932
WSR 08-05-045
Chapter 388-25 WAC

Child welfare services--Foster care.
Carrie Kendig
(360) 902-7568
WSR 08-05-044
WAC 388-32-0020, 0025 and 0030

The department is amending these rules to reflect efforts to best serve the needs of families served by Children's Administration.
Tim Kelly
(360) 902-7772
WSR 08-05-043
WAC 388-15-046

When must the department notify the alleged perpetrator of allegations of child abuse or neglect?
Leah Stajduhar
(360) 902-7539
WSR 06-21-081

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Economic Services Administration
Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations
WAC 388-410-0025, 388-410-0033 and any related rules as needed

The proposed changes will clarify when claims may be corrected by Administrative Law Judges, indicate that the Secretary has designated the Office of Financial Recovery (OFR) as the organization that may dismiss claims based on hardship, and to incorporate the process OFR uses to evaluate hardship claims by reference.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-14-120
WAC 388-420-0010, 388-408-0040 and any related rules as needed

The department is proposing to amend rules to update information concerning the division that licenses behavioral health agencies and certifies the services the agencies provide. References to the Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA) should be removed.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-14-118
Title 388 WAC

The department is proposing to create a new WAC section to provide a small energy assistance payment to certain Basic Food households who are not eligible for a Standard Utility Allowance income deduction.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-10-086
WAC 388-450-0035

The department is proposing to amend “Educational Benefits” and other related rules to remove obsolete information that state-funded work study can be categorized under Title IV Higher Education (HEA) or Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) sources.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-09-110
Title 388 WAC

The department plans to propose amendments to update all necessary sections in “Title 388 WAC” to implement annual adjustments to standards for WASHCAP and the Washington Basic Food Program.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-09-111
WAC 388-436-0002

The department is proposing to amend rules to increase the amount of Additional Requirements for Emergent Needs (AREN) payments that can be issued from a $750.00 maximum lifetime limit to $750.00 maximum in a 12-month period.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-09-112
WAC 388-449-0001, 0035, 0060, 0080

The department is proposing to amend WACs 388-449-0001, 388-449-0035, 388-449-0060, 388-449-0080, and any other related rules in order to implement the changes required by SB 6573, which passed the 2014 Legislature.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-09-113
Chapter 388-310 WAC

The department is proposing to amend or add a new section to chapter 388-310 WAC, WorkFirst, to provide WorkFirst incentive payments to families who are participating in activities outlined in their Individual Responsibility Plan. Other related rules may also be amended as necessary.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-09-115
Chapter 388-14A

The department is proposing new sections and/or amendments in Chapter 388-14A WAC, to clarify and revise the procedures used for the reimbursement for uninsured medical expenses when the DSHS Division of Child Support (DCS) is enforcing a support order with a medical support obligation.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 14-09-116
WAC 388-450-0162

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-450-0162 and any other income-related WAC necessary to allow a 50% unearned income disregard for non-parental child-only TANF cases. Current rule only allows a 50% earned income disregard, creating an inequity for non-parental caregivers relying on unearned income.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-08-069
Amending and creating new rules under Title 388 WAC

The Changes proposed under this filing are intended to implement the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provisions of Title IV of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) (H.R. 2642; 113th Congress). Changes are expected to impact eligibility and benefits for the Washington Basic Food program and the state-funded Food Assistance Program (FAP) for legal immigrants. Under RCW 74.08A.120, rules for FAP shall follow exactly the rules of the federal food stamp program (SNAP) except for the provisions pertaining to immigrant status.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-05-100
Amending WAC 388-444-0001

The department is amending WAC 388-444-0001 to fully incorporate requirements under Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §273.2 (j) related to categorical eligibility for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This department is proposing to amend the rule to clarify when households are considered Categorically Eligible based on the receipt of cash assistance benefits..
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-05-101
Amending WAC 388-492-0040, 388-492-0070

The department may propose rules related to the Washington Combined Application Project (WASHCAP) under “Chapter 388-492-WAC” in order to ensure that the project remains cost neutral with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefits provided under the Washington Basic Food Program or Basic Food. Proposed revisions may include the sections listed above and any related rules.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-06-052
Amending WAC 388-310-1600

The department is The Department is proposing to reduce the time period before closure of TANF/SFA due to non-participation in WorkFirst activities without good cause.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-06-080
Amending WAC 388-444-0030

The department is amending WAC 388-444-0030 and other related rules to provide the annual update to Washington’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) state plan concerning able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) time-limits, work requirements, and possible waivers for certain geographic areas. The current ABAWD waiver is due to expire September 30, 2014. This rule filing is needed to reflect any new waivers in state code.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-04-128
Changes to TANF Eligibility Requirements

The Community Services Division is proposing to require completion of a new orientation as a condition of eligibility for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) / State Family Assistance (SFA) programs.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-03-117
Chapter 388-492; and other rules in Title 388 WAC

The Department is proposing to amend rules under chapter 388-492 WAC as well as other rules in Title 388 WAC related to eligibility and benefit level for food assistance under the Washington Combined Application Program (WASHCAP).
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 14-02-119
WAC 388-273-0020

Who may receive WTAP? Other possible related WACs
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 13-21-128
Creating new program in Title 388 WAC

The Community Services Division is proposing to create a new separate state program which will provide state funded cash assistance to help meet the basic needs for working families. The creation of this program will help the Department receive work participation credit for the working parents’ employment hours.
Debbie Davis
(360) 725-0682
WSR 13-20-081
WAC 388-406-0035, WAC 388-418-0005, WAC 388-424-0010, WAC 388-472-0005, WAC 388-424-0015

The Legislature did not appropriate any funds for the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment and Support Act (ADATSA) in the new biennium budget. ADATSA-related medical care services recipients will be Medicaid eligible under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) starting January 1, 2014. References to ADATSA need to be removed from the WACs listed above.
Amy Johnson
(360) 725-4884
WSR 13-19-067
WAC 388-410-0020

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-410-0020, “What happens if I receive more Basic Food or WASHCAP benefits than I am supposed to receive?” and any other related rules.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 13-19-069
WAC 388-14A

New sections and/or amendments in Chapter 388-14A WAC, implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, PL 111-148), 42 USC 18001ff. Along with the adoption of these rules, DCS will be amending its state plan under Title IV-D of the federal social security act (42 USC 654).
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 13-19-070
WAC 388-446-0020, 388-412-0040, 412-0046

The department is amending WAC 388-446-0020, “What penalties will I receive if I break a food assistance rule on purpose?”; WAC 388-412-0040, “Can I get my benefits replaced?”, and WAC 388-412-0046, “What is the purpose of DSHS cash and food assistance benefits and how can I use my benefits?” and any other related rules.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 13-20-041
Title 388 WAC (New Chapter)

The department os proposing to create rules establishing eligibility criteria for the new Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) Referral program created under SHB 2069.
Shane Riddle
(360) 725-4352
WSR 13-15-122
Chapter 388-449 WAC and WAC 388-400-0060

SHB 2069 Section 1 requires the Department to adopt ABD eligibility standards consistent with the income and resources standards and also requires a move from 12 month to 9 month disability duration and reduce consideration of an individual's ability to perform past work from 15 to 10 years.
Shane Riddle
(360) 725-4352
WSR 13-15-121
WAC 388-310-0900; 388-444-0010, 0015; 388-450-0100; 388-482-0005

The department will propose amendments to comply with SHB 1686, Chapter 39, Laws of 2013 which creats a high school equivalency certificate as a certificate issued jointly by State Board of Community and Technical Colleges and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
WSR 13-15-109
WAC 388-400-0050

If I am not eligible for federal benefits through Washington Basic Food program because of my alien status, can I receive benefits through the state-funded assistance program?
John Camp
(360) 725-4616
WSR 13-15-108
WAC 388-478-0015

Need standards for cash assistance.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 13-15-105
WAC 388-478-0055

How much do I get from my state supplemental payment (SSP)?
Olga Walker
(360) 725-4641
WSR 13-14-036
WAC 388-446-0020

What penalties will I receive if I break a food assistance rule on purpose?
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 13-13-078
Title 388 WAC

The department will amend various rules in Title 388 WAC to implement all mandatory provisions of the nutrition title of the 2013 Farm Bill.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 13-12-074

WAC 388-412-0015 and 388-478-0060

The proposed amendments will update Basic Food stanards and allotments on the expiration of the Basic Food increase under ARRA of 2009 and amended by the Food and Nutrition Services, Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 13-09-067
WAC 388-410-0025, 0033

Changes will be consistent with regulations at Title 7 CFR 273.18 and Section 13 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 and other applicable federal laws pertaining to collection of overpayments of federal means-tested benefits.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 13-09-065
WAC 388-444-0030

Do I have to work to be eligible for Basic Food benefits if I am an able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWD)?
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 13-08-076
WAC 388-408-0035

Who is in my assistance unit?
Kim Chea
(360) 725-4653
WSR 13-08-075
WAC 388-492-0030

Who can get WASHCAP?
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 13-07-070
WAC 388-492-0040 and 0070

The department may propose changes to rules in order to ensure that the project remains cost neutral with SNAP benefits provided under the Washington Basic Food program.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 13-07-013
Title 388 WAC

The department plans to update all necessary sections in Title 388 WAC to implement annual adjustments to standards for WASHCAP and the Washington Basic Food Program.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 13-05-081
WAC 388-482-0005

How does being a student impact my eligibility for the Washington Basic Food Program?
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 13-04-091
WAC 388-444-0005, 0055, 0065, 0070, 0075

Proposed amendments will update Basic Food work requirement rules to be consistent with federal regulations and Washington approved Basic Food state plan.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 13-03-148
WAC 388-310-0800

WorkFirst--Support services.
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
WSR 12-17-136
WAC 388-408-0040

How does living in an institution affect my eligibility for Basic Food?
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WITHDRAWN July 22, 2013 (WSR 13-15-117)
WSR 12-17-133
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 12-17-091
WAC 388-450-0200

Will the medical expenses of elderly persons or individuals with disabilities in my assistance unit be used as an income deduction for Basic Food?
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 12-16-109
WAC 388-478-0015

Need standards for cash assistance.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
WSR 12-13-078
WAC 388-458-0011

DSHS sends you a denial letter when you can't get benefits?
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 12-11-117
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 12-11-098
WAC 388-478-0005

Cash assistance need and payment standards and grant maximum.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
WSR 12-11-091
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 12-11-083
WAC 388-400-0040, 388-412-0015, 388-424-0020, 388-489-0010 & 0025

The department is amending rules to establish eligibility and benefit level for a state-funded food assistance program.
Kim Chea
(360) 725-4653
WSR 12-11-082
WAC 388-492-0110, 0120

The department is proposing to amend rules to correct references to other rules regarding eligibility for basic food and WASHCAP.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 12-10-070
Title 388 WAC

The department is proposing to amend multiple rules related to Medicaid funded services in "Title 388 WAC" to update WAC citations and repeal WAC language that is no longer needed in Title 388 WAC. This is in response to 2E2SHB 1738.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
WSR 12-08-063
WAC 388-444-0030

Do I have to work to be eligible for Basic Food benefits if I am an able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWD)?
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 12-08-062
WAC 388-492-0040 and 0070

The department plans to amend rules to ensure that WASHCAP benefits are cost neutral to the Supplemental Assistance Program (SNAP).
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WITHDRAWN May 1, 2012 (WSR 12-07-036)
WSR 12-07-036
WAC 388-412-0015; 388-450-0185, 0190, 0195; 388-478-0060

The department plans to update all necessary sections in Title 388 WAC to implement annual adjustments to standards for WASHCAP and the Washington Basic Food Program.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 12-07-035
WAC 388-412-0025

How do I get my benefits?
Olga Walker
(360) 725-4641
WSR 12-06-079
WAC 388-446-0020

These amendments will adopt penalties for Washington food assistance programs consistent with federal penalties for intentional program violations for the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP).
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 12-05-092

WAC 388-310-0200

WorkFirst--Activities.

Leslie Kozak
(360) 725-4589
WSR 12-05-087
WAC 388-436-0050; 388-478-0005, 0020 and 0035

The department may propose amendments to reduce payment standards, maximum earned income limits, grant maximum amount and other related rules.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
WSR 12-01-120
WAC 388-478-0055

How much do I get from my state supplemental payment (SSP)?
Olga Walker
(360) 725-4641
WSR 11-23-151
WAC 388-444-0005, 0055, 0065, 0070, 0075

CSD is proposing changes to update Basic Food work requirement rules to be consistent with federal regulations, and Washington approved Basic Food state plan.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 11-19-058
WAC 388-484-0005, 0006

CSD is proposing changes to count months an ineligible parent receives a TANF/SFA grant for his or her child but is ineligible to receive TANF/SFA assistance towards the parent's 60-month TANF/SFA time limit.
Sandy Jsames
(360) 725-4648
WSR 11-18-100
WAC 388-436-0002

If my family has an emergency, can I get help from DSHS to get or keep our housing or utilities?
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
WSR 11-18-099
New chapter in Title 388 WAC

The department is proposing to create new rules in Title 388 WAC regarding interaction between the state of Washington and Tribal programs under Title IV-A of the federal Social Security Act.

Mike Mowrey
(360) 725-4656
WSR 11-17-137
WAC 388-436-0002

If my family has an emergency, can I get help from DSHS to get or keep our housing or utilities?
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
WSR 11-17-136
WAC 388-478-0015

Need standards for cash assistance.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
WSR 11-16-105
Chapters 388-273, 388-400, 388-404, 388-406, 388-408, 388-416, 388-424, 388-448, 388-450, 388-455, 388-460, 388-462, 388-473, 388-474, and 388-478 WAC

Amendments are needed in order to comply with Engrossed Second Substitute House bill 2082, Laws of 2011 as it relates to disability lifeline program and creation of the aged, blind, or disabled assistance program and pregnant women assistance program.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
WSR 11-15-104
Chapter 388-310, 388-400, 388-412, 388-450, 388-460 WAC

To comply with E2SSB 5921 as it relates to the TANF/WorkFirst program.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
WSR 11-15-094
Chapter 388-14A WAC

To implement E2SHB 1267 (chapter 283, Laws of 2011), effective date July 22, 2011.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 11-15-093
WAC 388-478-0005

The department will propose amendment in order to reduce the cash assistance grant maximum to $726.
Sandy Jsames
(360) 725-4648
WSR 11-14-115
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 11-14-098
WAC 388-310-0200

WorkFirst--Activities.
Leslie Kozak
(360) 725-4589
WSR 11-13-067
WAC 388-444-0030

Do I have to work to be eligible for Basic Food benefits if I am an able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWD)?
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 11-12-089
WAC 388-432-0005

Can I get help from DSHS for a family emergency without receiving monthly cash assistance?
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
WITHDRAWN November 23, 2011 (WSR 11-22-061)
WSR 11-09-087
WAC 388-406-0060

What happens when my application is denied?
Kim Chea
(360) 725-4653
WSR 11-09-059
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 11-09-030
WAC 388-450-0015; 388-455-0005; 388-470-0005, 0045, 0055, 0550 and 0860

The proposed amendments are necessary to comply with federal regulations announcement dated December 17, 2010 which requires states to disregard federal income tax refunds received after December 31, 2009 as income in the month received.
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
WSR 11-08-071
WAC 388-412-0015; 388-450-0185, 0190, 0195; 388-478-0060; 388-492-0070

These standards are required by federal regulations and approved department waivers. Under federal regulations these standards must be adjusted annually in order to determine a client's eligibility and benefit level for Basic Food or WASHCAP.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 11-08-069
Chapters 388-412 and 388-446 WAC; WAC 388-472-0005

Amendments are needed to incorporate federal regulations regarding the allowable use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 11-08-067
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 11-07-081
WAC 388-14A-4200

Do I get credit for dependent disability payments paid on my behalf to my children?
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 11-07-074
WAC 388-408-0020, 0025; 388-432-0005; 388-436-0002, 0020, 0040; 388-450-0025; 388-470-0045

The department is proposing to include federal SSI recipients as part of TANF or SFA, assistance unit and count their SSI income when determining the family's eligibility for cash assistance.
Leslie Kozak
(360) 725-4589

WITHDRAWN July 8, 2011 (WSR 11-15-014)
WSR 11-05-084

WAC 388-400-0025

Who is eligible for disability lifeline benefits?
M. Shane Riddle
(360) 725-4352
WSR 11-03-078
WAC 388-410-0035

The department is proposing to amend its rules to comply with federal SNAP recipient claim establishment and collection regulations and implement the changes to WAC as required.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 11-02-070
Chapter 388-492 WAC

Washington State Combined Application Project.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 11-02-069
WAC 388-436-0050; 388-478-0020, 0035

The department is proposing to reduce payment standards and maximum earned income limits by 15% in response to a reduced appropriation as part of HB 3225 passed by the legislature on December 11, 2010 special session.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
WSR 11-02-068
WAC 388-464-0001

Requirement to cooperate with quality assurance.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 10-24-116
WAC 388-406-0015; 388-472-0005

The department is proposing to amend the expedited processing requirement from five calendar days to seven calendar days to be consistent with federal regulations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program under 7 CFR 273.2(i).
Kim Chea
(360) 725-4653
WSR 10-24-115
WAC 388-450-0200

Will the medical expenses of elderly persons or individuals with disabilities in my assistance unit be used as an income deduction for Basic Food?
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WITHDRAWN January 20, 2011 (WSR 11-04-006)
WSR 10-23-118
WAC 388-418-0011

What is a mid-certification review (MCR), and do I have to complete one in order to keep receiving benefits?
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 10-23-117
WAC 388-416-0005

How long can I get Basic Food?
Kim Chea
(360) 725-4653
WSR 10-21-095
WAC 388-450-0080 and 0085

The department is amending rules to improve consistency between the specified sections, related rules and generally accepted practices for determining allowable costs of a self-employment business.
Kay Christenson
(360) 725-4899
WITHDRAWN November 23, 2011 (WSR 11-22-061)
WSR 10-20-161
Chapter 388-310; 388-450 and 388-478 WAC

On Sept. 16, 2010, Governor Gregoire directed agencies to impose across-the-board reductions of 6.3 percent starting October 1, 2010. Amendments may be necessary to contain costs and maintain vital programs within budget for remainder of the current year.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
WITHDRAWN November 23, 2011 (WSR 11-22-061)
WSR 10-19-136
WAC 388-400-0040, 0050; 388-424-0020 and 0025

Eligibility and benefit level for the state-funded food assistance program for legal immigrants (FAP).
John Camp
(360) 725-4616
WSR 10-19-135
WAC 388-406-0040

What happens if the processing of my application is delayed?
Kim Chea
(360) 725-4653
WSR 10-18-106
WAC 388-478-0055

How much do I get from my state supplemental payment (SSP)?
Olga Walker
(360) 725-4641
WITHDRAWN November 23, 2011 (WSR 11-22-061)
WSR 10-18-105
WAC 388-418-0005

How will I know what changes I must report?
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 10-18-104
WAC 388-432-0005

Can I get help from DSHS for a family emergency without receiving monthly cash assistance?
Olga Walker
(360) 725-4641
WSR 10-17-116
WAC 388-310-1600

WorkFirst--Sanctions.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
WSR 10-17-115
WAC 388-406-0030 and 388-490-0005

The department is proposing to amend these rules to improve consistency between them and other rules. The rule changes will clarify when the department can allow clients more time to provide information needed to determine eligibility for benefits.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 10-16-151
WAC 388-434-0010

The department is proposing to amend rules related to recertification begin dates and interview requirements for the eligibility review process to comply with SNAP program regulations under 7 CFR 273.14.
Kim Chea
(360) 725-4653
WITHDRAWN October 31, 2011 (WSR 11-22-062)
WSR 10-16-150
WAC 388-436-0015 and 0030

The department is proposing these changes to clarify that TANF/SFA families who have had their cash grant terminated under WAC 388-310-1600 may qualify for CEAP even when case closure hasn't occurred within the last six months.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
WSR 10-16-149
WAC 388-310-0200, 0400, 1300, 1700, 2100

The department may propose to amend rules to modify participation requirements, tighten program requirements and reduce program costs due to a budget shortfall.
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
WSR 10-16-147
WAC 388-436-0002

If my family has an emergency, can I get help from DSHS to get or keep our housing or utilities?
Olga Walker
(360) 725-4641
WITHDRAWN November 23, 2011 (WSR 11-22-061)
WSR 10-16-146
WAC 388-310-0800

WorkFirst--Support services.
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
WSR 10-16-145
WAC 388-310-1800

WorkFirst--Post employment services.
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
WSR 10-16-144
WAC 388-478-0015

Need standards for cash assistance.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
WSR 10-16-142
Chapter 388-492 WAC

Washington combined application project (WASHCAP).
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 10-15-114
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 10-14-064
WAC 388-476-0005

Social security number requirements.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 10-10-076
Chapter 388-444 WAC

Food stamp employment and training.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 10-10-074
WAC 388-448-0050, 0080, 0090, 0100, 0110

The department will propose amendments related to the use of administrative review teams and to update obsolete terminology and functional assessment language.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
WSR 10-09-074
WAC 388-400-0025; 388-448-0130, 0140, 0150; 388-478-0005, 0010 and 0030

Community Services Division is proposing changes to comply with the ESSHB 2782 as it relates to the general assistance or lifeline disability program.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
WSR 10-09-046
WAC 388-450-0185, 0190, 0195; WAC 388-412-0015; WAC 388-478-0060; WAC 388-492-0070

These amendments will implement annual adjustments to standards for WASHCAP and Washington Basic Food program.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WITHDRAWN January 20, 2011 (WSR 11-04-006)
WSR 10-08-009
WAC 388-450-0015

What types of income does the department not use to figure out my benefits?
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
WSR 10-07-061
WAC 388-412-0020

When do I get my benefits?
Kim Chea
(360) 725-4653
WITHDRAWN October 31, 2011 (WSR 11-22-061)
WSR 10-07-058
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The department will amend rules in Title 388 WAC related to eligibility and benefit level for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 10-06-061
WAC 388-450-0215

How does the department estimate my assistance unit's income to determine eligibility and benefits?
Kim Chea
(360) 725-4653
WSR 10-05-085
WAC 388-492-0040 and 0070

The department may amend rules to ensure that WASHCAP benefits are cost neutral to SNAP.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
WSR 10-05-082
WAC 388-444-0030

Work requirements for persons who are able-bodied adults without dependents.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 10-05-080
WAC 388-424-0010, 0060, 0010, 0020; 388-466-0005, 0120, 0130

These amendments revise rules regarding eligibility for assistance for special immigrants from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Olga Walker
(360) 725-4641
WSR 10-02-095
Chapter 388-484 WAC

TANF/SFA five year time limit.
Stacey Bushaw
(360) 725-4622
WSR 10-01-161
WAC 388-310-2100

Career services program.
Olga Walker
(360) 725-4641
WSR 10-01-160
WAC 388-310-1600

WorkFirst--Sanctions.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
WSR 10-01-159
WAC 388-418-0005

How will I know what changes I must report?
Tom Berry
(360) 725-4617
WSR 09-20-080
WAC 388-406-0055

When do my benefits start?
Don Winslow
(360) 725-4580
WSR 09-20-079
WAC 388-448-0080, 0090, 0100, 0110

CSD is amending rules to redefine general assistance incapacity.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
WSR 09-19-125
WAC 388-478-0030

CSD is amending rule to apply a ratable reduction on the general assistance cash grant payment standard.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
WSR 09-19-124
WAC 388-422-0005

What happens to my child, spousal and medical support when I get public assistance?
Tom Berry
(360) 725-4617
WSR 09-16-103
WAC 388-408-0020

When am I not allowed to be in a TANF or SFA assistance unit?
Tom Berry
(360) 725-4617
WSR 09-16-102
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules. Amendments implement statutory changes contained in SHB 1845 regarding medical support obligations in child support orders.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 09-14-075
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules. Amendments implement statutory changes contained in E2SSB 5688 regarding rights and responsibilities of registered domestic partners.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 09-14-074
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules. Amendments implement statutory changes contained in SSB 5166 regarding DCS license suspension program.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 09-14-073
WAC 388-406-0055

When do my benefits start?
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
WSR 09-14-072
WAC 388-478-0015

Need standards for cash assistance.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
WSR 09-14-017
Chapter 388-412 WAC

The department is proposing to adopt rules to reflect the adjustments to household EBT accounts to correct transaction.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
WSR 09-13-096
WAC 388-450-0110, 0135 and 0175

These amendments align the GAU earned income deductions with RCW 74.04.266 and the earned income incentive offered under the TANF program.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
WSR 09-11-104
WAC 388-466-0120 and 0130

These amendments are necessary to revise rules regarding eligibility for assistance for special immigrants from Afghanistan.
Olga Walker
(360) 725-4641
WSR 09-11-103
WAC 388-450-0185, 0190, 0195; 388-478-0060; 388-492-0040

The department will amend sections to implement annual adjustments to standards for the WASHCAP and Basic Food program.
John Camp
(360) 725-4616
WSR 09-10-056
WAC 388-406-0005, 0035 and 0045

The department will propose amendments in order to comply with the statutory changes made to RCW 74.08.060 by the enactment of Substitute Senate Bill 6024 (Chapter 198, Laws of 2009).
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
WSR 09-10-055

Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of Child Support rules.

Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
WSR 09-10-046
WAC 388-310-0350

WorkFirst--Other exemptions from mandatory participation.
Sandy Jsames
(360) 725-4648
WSR 09-09-099
WAC 388-310-0700

The department is proposing to modify and enhance the Comprehensive Evaluation to improve timely engagement in WorkFirst activities.
Dasha Mitchell
(360) 725-4354
WSR 09-09-015
WAC 388-310-0200

The department is proposing to eliminate WorkFirst participation requirements for dependent minors.
Allen Shanafelt
(360) 725-4631
WSR 09-07-095
WAC 388-492-0040 and 0070

These amendments implement changes necessary to meet cost neutrality requirements between the WASHCAP and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as specified in the approved WASHCAP demonstration project waiver.
Don Winslow
(360) 725-4580
WSR 09-06-085
WAC 388-410-0025, 412-0015, 444-0030 and 478-0060

These amendments will implement requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and will be consistent with the requirements of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.
John Camp
(360) 725-4616
WSR 09-06-084
WAC 388-436-0050

This rule change is needed to add child transportation to the payment chart as allowed in WAC 388-436-0015.
Ian Horlor
(360) 725-4634
WSR 09-05-058
WAC 388-454-0015

Temporary absence from the home.
Tom Berry
(360) 725-4617
WSR 09-02-058
WAC 388-412-0040

Can I get my benefits replaced?
Don Winslow
(360) 725-4580
WSR 09-01-059
WAC 388-310-0800

The proposed rule change will remove support services for recipients of diversion cash assistance who are receiving career services through the Employment Security Department. The proposal is in response to budget constraints.
Ian Horlor
(360) 725-4634
WSR 08-23-098
WAC 388-452-0005

The department will amend rules for Basic Food consistent with approved waivers to interview requirements under 7 CFR 273.2(e) related to required interviews for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP was previously known as the Food Stamp Program.
John Camp
(360) 725-4616
WSR 08-22-085
WAC 388-400-0040; 388-450-0015, 0162 and 0185

The department plans to amend rules related to countable income, excluded income, and allowable income deductions for the purpose of determining eligibility and benefit level for the WASHCAP, Basic Food and other assistance programs.
John Camp
(360) 725-4616
WSR 08-21-082
WAC 388-310-0400, 0500, 0900, 1000, 1050

These changes are being proposed to invoke new options under the final Deficit Reduction Act, and to maximize the state's ability to meet the federal work participation rate.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
WSR 08-20-050
WAC 388-310-2100

The department is proposing to revise this section to allow parents with dependent children who receive Basic Food assistance and are working 30 hours or more per week to enroll in the Career Services Program.
Ian Horlor
(360) 725-4634
WSR 08-20-048
WAC 388-450-0005, 0100, 0106, 0140, 0155, 0156, 0160; 388-470-0060

The department is proposing to clarify how sponsor's income and resources are deemed available to the sponsored immigrants.
Tom Berry
(360) 725-4617
WITHDRAWN November 23, 2011 (WSR 11-22-061)
WSR 08-17-114
WAC 388-489-0025

Can my transitional food assistance benefits end before the end of my five-month transition period?
John Camp
(360) 725-4616
WSR 08-17-107
WAC 388-478-0015

Need standards for cash assistance.
Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
WSR 08-15-134
WAC 388-416-0005; 388-418-0005, 0007 and 0011

The department proposes to amend all necessary rules in Title 388 WAC to expand Simplified Reporting to households as allowed under the 2008 Farm Bill.
Don Winslow
(360) 725-4580
WSR 08-15-133
WAC 388-448-0050

How we determine the severity of mental impairments.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
WSR 08-15-131
WAC 388-450-0040

Native American benefits and payments.
Don Winslow
(360) 725-4580
WSR 08-15-130
WAC 388-478-0005

The department is proposing to revise the maximum payment limit to reflect the 3% increase for TANF, SFA and RCA which was authorized in ESHB 2687 during the 2008 legislative session.
Ian Horlor
(360) 725-4634
WSR 08-14-120
WAC 388-450-0015 and 0185

The department is proposing to exercise an option from the 2002 Farm Bill to treat child support payments made to someone outside of the home as an income exclusion prior to administering the gross income test.
Don Winslow
(360) 725-4580
WSR 08-14-119
WAC 388-412-0015; 388-450-0185, 0190, 1095; 388-478-0060; 388-492-0040 and 0070

Standards must be adjusted annually in order to determine a client's eligibility and benefit level for WASHCAP or the Washington Basic Food program.
Don Winslow
(360) 725-4580
WSR 08-13-055
WAC 388-448-0030 and 0040

The department is proposing amendments to the description of medical evidence requirements needed to determine incapacity. These changes are needed to align the medical evidence rules with the intent of RCW 74.04.005.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
WSR 08-13-048
WAC 388-492-0090

How often do my Washington combined application program (WASHCAP) food benefits need to be reviewed?
Rebecca Henrie
(360) 725-4615
WSR 08-12-069
WAC 388-450-0015 and 0045

This rule changes in needed to apply the federal policy regarding economic stimulus rebate payments, authorized by the passage of HR 5140, to General Assistance programs.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
WSR 08-09-112
Chapter 388-14A WAC

DCS is adopting new and amended sections to implement state legislation which implements the federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. The state law was signed by the Governor on April 20, 2007 as Laws of 2007, chapter 143, with an effective date of July 22, 2007.

Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065

WSR 08-06-089
WAC 388-418-0020

How does the department determine the date a change affects my benefits?
Bill Callahan
(360) 725-4619
WSR 08-04-075

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Medicaid Purchasing Administration (see Health Care Authority for future activity)
Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

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Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration
Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations
Chapter 388-710 WAC

Consolidated juvenile services program.
Jeff Patnode
(360) 902-8406
WSR 09-15-163
Chapter 388-720 WAC

Collection of costs of support, treatment, and confinement of juveniles under RCW 13.40.220.
Lee Mosley
(360) 902-8092
WSR 09-01-073
WAC 388-740-0070

The department is amending rule to implement chapter 203, laws of 2007 (SSB 5243) by defining behavior which may be cause for the secretary to modify parole and return a juvenile sex offender to confinement for up to twenty-four weeks.
Kecia Rongen
(360) 902-7952
WSR 07-16-089

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Financial Services Administration
Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations
Chapter 388-06 WAC

The department is revising and reorganizing this chapter and creating two new chapters to comply with RCW 43.43.832 (4) and to provide clarity for the affected individuals and organizations. Other sections of Chapter 388-06 WAC may be revised to ensure consistency with Department practices and other background check rule chapters.
Cindy LaRose-Eatwell
(360) 902-8072
WSR 14-13-065
Chapter 388-03 WAC

Since the creation of chapter 388-03 WAC in 2000, the services/business of the DSHS language testing and certification program and how the services are provided have changed. The name of the program has also changed to reflect what and how the services are provided. New demands from internal and external stakeholders are increasing. Additional rules and regulations are needed to implement agreements reached between the former Governor and WFSE/AFSCME. New processes and specific procedures need to be included in chapter 388-03 WAC to de-certify interpreting-related offenders and to strengthen and enforce interpreter qualification requirements.
Hungling Fu
(360) 664-6035
WSR 14-03-070
Chapter 388-06 WAC

Background checks.
Cindy LaRose-Eatwell
(360) 902-8072
WITHDRAWN November 5, 2012 (WSR 12-22-047)
WSR 12-15-075
WAC 388-06-0020, 0110, 0150, 0525 and 0540

The department is revising rules to implement Initiative 1163 and ESHB 2314 related to DDD long-term care fingerprint check requirements and 120-day provisional hire.
Cindy LaRose
(360) 902-8072
WSR 12-11-039
WAC 388-06-0020, 0110, 0150, 0525 and 0540

The department is revising rules to implement Initiative 1163 passed by voters on November 8, 2011.
Cindy LaRose
(360) 902-8072
WSR 12-02-046
WAC 388-06-0110 and 0150

In the 2011 special session, the legislature passed ESHB 1548 delaying the implementation date for long-term care fingerprint check requirements from January 2012 to January 2014.
Cindy LaRose
(360) 902-8072
WSR 11-17-135
Chapter 388-06 WAC

Background Checks.
Cindy LaRose
(360) 902-8072
WSR 09-08-051
Chapter 388-03 WAC

Rules and regulations for the certification of DSHS spoken language interpreters and translators.

Hungling Fu
(360) 664-6035

WSR 08-12-067
Chapter 388-06 WAC

Background Checks.
Jackie Beery
(360) 902-7814
WSR 07-11-097

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Office of the Secretary
Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations
Amending Chapter 388-818 WAC

The department is amending Chapter 388-818 WAC, Formally establishing standards for sign language interpreters to interpret in legal proceedings, with a new sub-section. Other related changes that arise during this rule-making may be incorporated.
Robert Lichtenberg
(360) 339-7382 (VP) 360-902-0271 (TTY)
WSR 13-21-129
Chapter 388-885 WAC

Civil commitment cost reimbursement.
Mark Davis
(253) 583-5938
WSR 13-03-142
WAC 388-880-150

Requests for public disclosure.
Mark Davis
(253) 583-5938
WSR 12-17-134
Chapter 388-885 WAC

Reimbursement.
Mark Davis
(253) 583-5938
WSR 12-17-135
WAC 388-880-110

Escort procedures.
Mark Davis
(253) 583-5938
WSR 12-15-076
WAC 388-02-0580

DSHS Hearing Rules.

Jim Conant
(360) 664-6081

WSR 12-06-030
WAC 388-02-0010 and 0220

DSHS Hearing Rules.
Dia Tornatore / Jim Conant
(360) 664-6061 / (360) 664-6081
WSR 12-03-048
WAC 388-02-0005 and 0387

DSHS Hearing Rules.
Marjorie Gray
(360) 664-6062
WSR 11-14-097