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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations
WAC 388-436-0050; 388-478-0020 and 0035

The department is proposing to reduce payment standards and maximum earned income limits by 15%.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-02-068
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-11-094
Hearing date: June 21, 2011
Earliest adoption date: June 22, 2011
WAC 388-406-0060

These changes are necessary to align application processing rules with federal regulations.
Kimberly Chea
(360) 725-4653
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-09-059
Proposed rule filed as WSR 11-11-093
Hearing date: June 21, 2011
Earliest adoption date: June 22, 2011
WAC 388-14A-5015 and 5100

For budgetary reasons, the legislature suspended the child support pass-through as of May 1, 2011.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-07-081
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-11-092
Hearing date: June 21, 2011
Earliest adoption date: June 22, 2011
WAC 388-14A-4200

Do I get credit for dependent disability payments paid on my behalf to my children?
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-07-074
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-11-091
Hearing date: June 21, 2011
Earliest adoption date: June 22, 2011
WAC 388-416-0005

How long can I get Basic Food?
Kimberly Chea
(360) 725-4653
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-21-095
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-11-090
Hearing date: June 21, 2011
Earliest adoption date: June 22, 2011
WAC 388-501-0180 and 0184

The department must implement changes or risk loss of federal matching funds.
Jason Crabbe
(360) 725-1346
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-05-082
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-11-085
Hearing date: June 21, 2011
Earliest adoption date: June 22, 2011
WAC 388-400-0010; 388-424-0001, 0006, 0009, 0010, 0015; 388-450-0156

To bring citizenship/alien status into compliance with federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) guidelines.
Kathy Johansen
(360) 725-9964
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-03-080
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-10-073
Hearing date: June 21, 2011
Earliest adoption date: June 22, 2011
WAC 388-531-0100, 0150, 0200, 0250, 0375, 0400, 1000, 1025, 1300

MPA is eliminating optional medical services for clients twenty-one years of age and older. Chapter 388-531 WAC is being amended to include medical services previously listed in programs to be eliminated that are necessary to, and included within, appropriate mandatory medical services under federal statutes and rules.
Wendy Boedigheimer
(360) 725-1306
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-20-160
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-10-071
Hearing date: June 21, 2011
Earliest adoption date: June 22, 2011
WAC 388-546-5000 through 388-546-6200

Nonemergency Medical Transportation
Wendy Boedigheimer
(360) 725-1306
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-04-073
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-10-070
Hearing date: June 21, 2011
Earliest adoption date: June 22, 2011

Contact the DSHS Rules Coordinator to:

Rules Coordinator  
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit Phone: (360) 664-6097
PO Box 45850 TTY: (360) 664-6178
Olympia, WA 98504 FAX: (360) 664-6185