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Aging & Disability Services
Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations
WAC 388-106-0300 and 0305

The department is amending rules in order to make program revisions by continuing dental services.
Debbie Johnson
(360) 725-2531
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-07-069
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-14-103
Hearing date: August 6, 2013
WAC 388-106-0040, 0050, 1315, 1400, 1405, 1410, 1415, 1420, 1422, 1425, 1430, 1445, 1450, 1455,, 1458, 1460, 1465, 1475, 1480

Amending New Freedom Directed Services rules.
Susan Engels
(360) 725-2554
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-01-088
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-13-083
Hearing date: July 23, 2013
Chapter 388-78A WAC

Boarding home licensing rules.
Judy Johnson
(360) 725-2591
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-04-092
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-08-084
Hearing date: June 4, 2013
WAC 388-865-0400, 0405, 0420, 0425, 0460, 0469

HCA and the department are concurrently adopting rules to meet the requirements of the Settlement Agreement which requires HCA to provide a coverage benefit to assist children with autism spectrum disorders and DSHS to establish minimum licensing standards in rule in order for community mental health agencies to deliver ABA services.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-02-084
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-07-068
Hearing date: April 23, 2013
Chapters 388-877A, 388-877B and 388-877C WAC

To establish specific requirements for licensing and certification of behavioral health agencies that provide mental health, chemical dependency, and/or problem and pathological gambling treatment services.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-09-067
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-02-028
Hearing date: February 26, 2013
Chapter 388-877 WAC

Behavioral health services administrative requirements.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-09-067
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-02-027
Hearing date: February 26, 2013
WAC 388-97-0001, 0040, 1000, 1620, 1640, 2020, 2180

Nursing homes.

Scott Bird
(360) 725-2581
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-16-110
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-23-058
Hearing date: January 8, 2013
WAC 388-105-0005

The daily medicaid payment rates for clients assessed using CARE tool and that reside in adult family homes, and boarding homes contracted to provide assisted living, adult residential care, and enhanced adult residential care services.
Elizabeth Pashley
(360) 725-2447
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-10-090
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-21-093
Hearing date: November 27, 2012
WAC 388-106-0135 and 1305

Personal care hours.
Angel Sulivan
(360) 725-2495
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-16-108
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-20-074
Hearing date: November 6, 2012
WAC 388-865-0430, 0575, 0576, 0578

These rules meet the requirements of SSB 5187, Chapter 302, Laws of 2011.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-14-027
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-18-070
Hearing date: October 9, 2012
WAC 388-828-9325, 9330, 9335, 9340, 9345, 9350, 9355, 9360

These changes will determine how DDD will determine the number of hours a DDD client may receive for employment support services.
Branda Matson
(360) 725-3405
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-01-117
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-18-069
Hearing date: October 9, 2012
Chapter 388-845 WAC

DDD home and community based services waivers.
Kris Pederson
(360) 725-3445
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-11-123
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-17-036
Hearing date: October 9, 2012
WAC 388-828-4165, 4420, 4440, 9300, 9310

The purpose of these rules is to implement consistent statewide process to use in determining amount of hours individuals may receive when community access services are approved in their individual support plan.
Branda Matson
(360) 725-3405
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-01-117
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-16-104
Hearing date: September 4, 2012
388-865-0536 and 0755

Standards for administration--Inpatient evaluation and treatment facilities; and Standards for administration--Crisis stabilization units.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-09-093
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-16-103
Hearing date: September 4, 2012
Chapter 388-825 WAC

Division of developmental disabilities service rules.
Nichole Jensen
(360) 725-3403
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-12-076
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-16-101
Hearing date: September 4, 2012
Chapter 388-71 and 388-112 WAC

The department is amending and adopting new rules to implement Initiative 1163, related to caregiver training requirements.
Martin Yates
(360) 725-2540
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-05-008
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-16-027
Hearing date: September 25, 2012
Chapter 388-513 and 388-515 WAC

Combine CN and MN waiver eligibility based on approval by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Lori Rolley
(360) 725-2271
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-24-093
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-16-023
Hearing date: September 25, 2012
Chapter 388-865 WAC

Community mental health and involuntary treatment programs.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-20-101
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-15-074
Hearing date: September 4, 2012
Chapter 388-78A WAC

Boarding home licensing rules.
Judy Johnson
(360) 725-2591
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-05-114
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-15-073
Hearing date: September 4, 2012
WAC 388-527-2754

Assets not subject to recovery and other limits on recovery.
Lori Rolley
(360) 715-2271
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-24-093
Proposed rule filed as WSR 12-14-112
Hearing date: August 7, 2012
WAC 388-106-0300, 0305, 0815

These changes are necessary to implement Adult Day Health changes as required under 3ESHB 2127.
Debbie Johnson
(360) 725-2531
Preproposal notices filed as WSR 11-24-094 & 12-01-119
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-11-114
Hearing date: July 10, 2012
WAC 388-106-0015, 0020, 0070, 0310, 0400, 0410

The department is consolidating three waivers into one to improve efficiency. This rule amendment is necessary to manage budget shortfalls and maintain fund solvency. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gave the department approval effective April 1, 2012.
Debbie Johnson
(360) 725-2531
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-02-082
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-11-114
Hearing date: June 26, 2012
Chapter 388-845 WAC

DDD home and community based services waivers.
Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-07-085
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-09-072
Hearing date: May 22, 2012
Chapter 388-76 WAC

Adult family home minimum licensing requirements.

Michael Tornquist
(360) 725-3204
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-05-088
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-09-071
Hearing date: June 5, 2012
WAC 388-106-0010, 0075, 0126, 0130, 0210 and 0213

The department is amending rules to revise the assessment process for allocating personal care hours to disabled children as a result of Washington State Supreme Court decision regarding the Samantha A. v. DSHS. Additionally, effective February 1, 2012, the department eliminated the add-on hours for off-site laundry and add-on hours to those clients living more than 45 minutes from essential services as a result of the department's need to stay within budget appropriations.
Geri-Lyn McNeill
(360) 725-2353
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-22-074
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-07-080
Hearing date: May 8, 2012
WAC 388-78A-2020, 2030, 2032 and 2035

The department is filing a supplemental CR-102 to revise the proposed rules in an effort to provide more clarity. The department is making revisions in response to comments and feedback received from residents, nonresident individuals, and providers.
Judy Johnson
(360) 725-2591
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-13-094
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-17-134
Supplemental rules filed as WSR 12-01-113
Hearing date: February 7, 2012
WAC 388-805-080, 085, 090, 100

To meet requirements of the 2011-13 Omnibus Operating Budget which requires the Department to establish licensing and certification fees at an amount adequate to reimburse costs for the review and approval of treatment programs in fiscal years 2012 and 2013.

Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-18-073
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-01-111
Hearing date: January 24, 2012
WAC 388-865-0103, 0474, 0516

To meet requirements of the 2011-13 Omnibus Operating Budget which requires the Department to establish licensing and certification fees at an amount adequate to reimburse costs for the review and approval of treatment programs in fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-18-074
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-01-110
Hearing date: January 24, 2012
WAC 388-106-0125

In-home personal care hours.
Geri-Lyn McNeill
(360) 725-2353
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-03-081
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-24-095
Hearing date: January 10, 2012
WAC 388-106-1200, 1210, 1215, 1220, 1225, 1230

Respite care services.
Hilari Hauptman
(360) 725-2556
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-20-103
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-24-047
Hearing date: January 10, 2012
WAC 388-96-910

Safety net assessment.
Ken Callaghan
(360) 725-2499
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-17-131
Proposed rule filed as WSR 11-24-048
Hearing date: January 10, 2012
Chapter 388-845 WAC

DDD home and community based waivers.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-07-085
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-23-155
Hearing date: January 10, 2012
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
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-17-144
Proposed rule filed as WSR 11-23-012
Hearing date: December 27, 2011
Chapter 388-101 WAC

Certified community residential services and supports.
John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-13-092
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-20-100
Hearing date: November 8, 2011
Chapter 388-513 WAC

Long-term care services.
Lori Rolley
(360) 715-2271
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-02-032
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-20-097
Hearing date: November 8, 2011
WAC 388-71-05832, 05833, 05834, 05835, 05836 and 05837

Long-term care worker safety training requirements.
Nancy Brubaker
(360) 725-2540
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-15-105
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-18-101
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
Chapter 388-76 WAC

Adult family home minimum licensing requirements.
Michael Tornquist
(360) 725-3204
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-13-091
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-18-096
Hearing date: October 25, 2011
Chapter 388-111 WAC

Residential habilitation centers--Compliance standards.
John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-13-095
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-18-093
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
Chapter 388-78A WAC

Boarding home licensing rules.
Judy Johnson
(360) 725-2591
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-13-094
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-17-134
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
WAC 388-106-0010, 1500, 1505, 1510, 1515, 1520, 1525, 1530 and 1535

Long-term care (LTC) services (Chronic Care Management).
Cathy Sweeney
(360) 725-2607
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-05-031
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-17-071
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
WAC 388-97-0001, 0140, 0600, 1640, 4160, 4180, 4280, 4460

Amendments are necessary as a result of legislative activity during session and to be consistent with federal regulations and newly passed state laws.
Lisa Yanagida
(360) 725-2589
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-13-093
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-17-070
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
WAC 388-832-0025

Am I eligible for the IFS program if I currently receive other DDD paid services?
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-09-066
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-13-113
Hearing date: July 26, 2011
WAC 388-827-0115

What are the programmatic eligibility requirements for DDD/SSP?
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-09-065
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-13-112
Hearing date: July 26, 2011
WAC 388-106-0125

If I am age twenty-one or older, how does CARE use criteria to place me in a classification group for in-home care?
Susan Engels
(360) 725-2554
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-03-081
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-12-088
Hearing date: July 5, 2011
WAC 388-71-06020 through 388-71-06420

Home care referral registry.
Susan Engels
(360) 725-2554
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-14-052
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-07-084
Hearing date: April 26, 2011
Chapter 388-828 WAC

DDD assessment.
Mark Eliason
(360) 725-2517
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-21-094
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-07-080
Hearing date: April 26, 2011
Chapter 388-111 WAC

Residential habilitation centers--Compliance standards.
John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-19-103
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-02-073
Hearing date: February 8, 2011
WAC 388-71-06020 through 388-71-06420

Home care referral registry.
Susan Engels
(360) 725-2554
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-14-052
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-24-103
Hearing date: January 4, 2011
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Geri-Lyn McNeill
(360) 725-2353
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-14-056
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-22-123
Hearing date: December 7, 2010

WAC 388-865-0255, 0256, 0257, 0258

DBHR is updating and clarifying consumer grievance and appeal policy, as well as making the language clearer and easier to understand.
Kevin Sullivan
(360) 725-1344
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-05-061
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-22-122
Hearing date: December 7, 2010
Chapter 388-96 WAC

Nursing facility medicaid payment system.
Patricia Hague
(360) 725-2447
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-11-109 and 09-17-003
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-20-171
Hearing date: December 7, 2010
Chapter 388-816 WAC

Certification requirements for problem and pathological gambling treatment program.
Deb Cummins
(360) 725-3716
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-08-079
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-18-102
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
WAC 388-105-0005

Effective July 1, 2010, the department increased the rates in WAC 388-105-0005 to cover the Medicaid share of the license fee increase and the Medicaid cost of new training needs.
Patricia Hague
(360) 725-2447
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-12-109
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-18-099
Hearing date: October 5, 2010
WAC 388-78A-3230

Under chapter 37, Laws of 2010, the department must increase the yearly license fee for licensed boarding homes from $79 per bed to $106 per bed effective July 1, 2010.
Patricia Hague
(360) 725-2447
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-09-107
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-18-095
Hearing date: October 5, 2010
WAC 388-97-4160 and 4180

Under chapter 37 Laws of 2010, the department must increase the yearly license fee for nursing homes from $275 per bed to $327 per bed effective July 1, 2010.
Patricia Hague
(360) 725-2447
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-09-109
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-18-094
Hearing date: October 5, 2010
WAC 388-106-1000 through 1055

Private duty nursing.
Doris Barret
(360) 725-2553
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-24-028
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-17-075
Hearing date: September 22, 2010
Chapter 388-71 WAC; Chapter 388-112 WAC; Chapter 388-829A WAC; Chapter 388-829C WAC

The purpose of amendments is to implement and clarify the training requirements and the criminal history background check requirements.
Nancy Brubaker
(360) 725-2540
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-04-087
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-10-121
Hearing date: July 6, 2010
Chapter 388-76 WAC

Adult family home minimum licensing requirements.
Michael Tornquist
(360) 725-3204
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-04-113
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-10-120
Hearing date: June 22, 2010
Chapter 388-78A WAC

Boarding home licensing rules.
Judy Johnson
(360) 725-2591
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-04-114
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-10-119
Hearing date: June 22, 2010
WAC 388-101-3000, 3050, 3220 and 3250

The purpose of this proposed rule making is to implement chapters 74.39A and 18.88B RCW as codified from Initiative No. 1029 and E2SHB 2284.
John Gaskell
(360) 725-3210
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-04-112
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-10-079
Hearing date: June 22, 2010
WAC 388-76-10585

The purpose of these amendments is to give AFH residents and their families more time to prepare when there is a change in ownership and to make it easier for residents to examine inspection and complaint investigation reports.
Michael Tornquist
(360) 725-3204
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-06-016
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-10-077
Hearing date: June 8, 2010
Chapter 388-845 WAC

DDD home and community based services waivers.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 08-19-112
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-09-100
Hearing date: June 8, 2010
WAC 388-831-0240

Can I be terminated from the community protection program?
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-07-062
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-08-082
Hearing date: May 11, 2010
WAC 388-850-045

What is the formula for distribution of funding to the counties?
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-01-132
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-08-081
Hearing date: May 11, 2010
WAC 388-831-0010 and 0030

DDD is amending rules to include individuals who have a history of violent behaviors which demonstrate the likelihood to commit a violent act.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-01-047
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-07-160
Hearing date: April 27, 2010
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Bea Rector
(360) 725-2527
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-14-042
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-06-114
Hearing date: April 6, 2010
WAC 388-832-0160, 0305, 0345 and 0460

The proposed rules clarify limits on respite care, identify who are qualified providers and specifies how DDD will notify clients of decisions regarding the IFS program.
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-15-162
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-04-122
Hearing date: March 9, 2010
Chapter 388-828 WAC

The DDD assessment.
Mark Eliason
(360) 725-2517
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 08-20-087
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-03-108
Hearing date: February 23, 2010
WAC 388-832-0145

Who is eligible to receive respite care?
Meredith Kelly
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-14-016
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-03-107
Hearing date: February 23, 2010
Chapter 388-106 WAC

Long-term care services.
Karen Fitzharris
(360) 725-2446
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-13-092
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-02-096
Hearing date: February 23, 2010
WAC 388-71-0515, 0540; 388-106-1303

Amending rules in accordance with chapter 571, Laws of 2009 (SHB 2361).
Bea Rector
(360) 725-2527
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-18-090
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-02-097
Hearing date: February 9, 2010

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Children's Administration
Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations
WAC 388-15-085 and 093

Time frame changes will provide consistency with RCW 26.44.125(2) and (4).
Deanna Bedell
(360) 902-0863
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-10-013
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-13-077
Hearing date: July 23, 2013
Chapter 388-61A WAC

Shelters for victims of domestic violence.
Susan Hannibal
(206) 923-4910
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-05-113
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-05-047
Hearing date: March 26, 2013
WAC 388-165-180 and 185

These amendments will be in compliance with revised Child Care Subsidy Program to minimize impact on direct services and implement fiscal policy and practice efficiencies.
Michael Luque
(360) 902-7986
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-20-102
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-04-006
Hearing date: March 12, 2013
Chapter 388-25 WAC; WAC 388-148-0010

Extended foster care services.
Jim Pritchard
(360) 902-8487
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-22-004
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-03-021
Hearing date: February 26, 2013

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Economic Services Administration
Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations
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
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-08-076
Proposed rule filed as WSR 13-14-102
Hearing date: August 6, 2013
WAC 388-310-1800; 388-410-0001, 0005; 388-432-0005; 388-466-0150; 388-472-0040

Proposed amendments are necessary to comply with 2E2SHB 1738, Chapter 15, Laws of 2011.
Leslie Kozak
(360) 725-4589
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-08-063
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-13-076
Hearing date: July 23, 2013
WAC 388-408-0035

Who is in my assistance unit for Basic Food?
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-08-075
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-12-075
Hearing date: July 9, 2013
WAC 388-446-0001; chapter 388-450 and 388-455 WAC

The department is amending rules to remove medical references from fraud, income, educational benefits, gifts, and resources sections as required by 2E2SHB 1738, Chapter 15, Laws of 2011.
Leslie Kozak
(360) 725-4589
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-08-063
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-12-073
Hearing date: July 23, 2013
WAC 388-492-0030

Who can get WASHCAP?
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-07-070
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-11-043
Hearing date: June 25, 2013
Various sections in Title 388 WAC

CSD is proposing to amend rules to remove medical language. These changes are necessary to comply with 2E2SHB 1738 which designated HCA as the single state agency responsible for administration of Medicaid programs.
Leslie Kozak
(360) 725-4589
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-08-063
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-11-025
Hearing date: June 25, 2013
WAC 388-444-0005, 0055, 0065, 0070, 0075

CSD is proposing to update Basic Food work requirements to be consistent with federal regulations, and Washington approved Basic Food state plan.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-03-148
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-09-027
Hearing date: May 21, 2013
WAC 388-482-0005

How does being a student impact my eligibility for the Washington Basic Food program?
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-04-091
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-09-026
Hearing date: May 21, 2013
WAC 388-440-0001,0005; 388-452-0005; 388-460-0001

These changes remove medical language references from exception to rule, interview requirements and benefit issuances.
Leslie Kozak
(360) 725-4589
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-08-063
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-07-019
Hearing date: April 23, 2013
WAC 388-418-0011

What is a mid-certification review, and do I have to complete one in order to keep receiving benefits?
Leslie Kozak
(360) 725-4589
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-08-063
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-04-090
Hearing date: March 12, 2013
WAC 388-466-0120

Refugee cash assistance (RCA).
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-08-063
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-22-073
Hearing date: December 11, 2012
WAC 388-478-0015

Need standards for cash assistance.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-13-078
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-21-095
Hearing date: November 27, 2012
WAC 388-310-0800

WorkFirst--Support services.
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-17-136
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-21-094
Hearing date: November 27, 2012
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-17-091
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-21-026
Hearing date: December 11, 2012
Chapter 388-315 WAC

The department is proposing to adopt a new chapter in title 388 WAC necessary to comply with RCW 74.08A.040 to enact rules covering at a minimum the appropriate uses of state MOE funds and annual reports on program operations by Tribal TANF programs.

Mike Mowrey
(360) 725-4656
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-17-137
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-20-077
Hearing date: November 6, 2012
WAC 388-450-0185, 0190 and 388-478-0060

This action is necessary to update Basic Food standards for Federal Fiscal Year 2013 to comply with requirements of FNS, SNAP USDA memo dated August 6, 2012.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-07-035
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-20-075
Hearing date: November 6, 2012
WAC 388-14A-8200

All Washington employers must report new hires to the Washington state support registry.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-11-098
Proposed rule filed as WSR 12-15-072
Hearing date: August 21, 2012
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-11-083
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-15-071
Hearing date: August 21, 2012
WAC 388-478-0005

Cash assistance need and payment standards and grant maximum.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-11-091
Proposed rule filed as WSR 12-15-069
Hearing date: August 21, 2012
WAC 388-458-0011

DSHS sends you a denial letter when you can't get benefits.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-11-117
Proposed rule filed as WSR 12-15-068
Hearing date: August 21, 2012
WAC 388-400-0040, 0050; 388-412-0015; 388-424-0020, 0030; 388-489-0025

This rule is necessary to comply with RCW 74.08A.120 and 3ESHB 2127 which provides funding for FAP and establishes the FAP benefit to be one-half the federal SNAP benefit amount.
Kimberly Chea
(360) 725-4653
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-11-082
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-15-066
Hearing date: August 21, 2012
WAC 388-492-0110, 0120

These changes are necessary to cross-reference rules necessary to maintain federally authorized programs regarding the allowable use of SNAP benefits.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-10-070
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-13-077
Hearing date: July 25, 2012
WAC 388-466-0005, 0120 and 0140

The proposed amendments will separate the refugee cash assistance rules from the refugee medical assistance rules and repeal the necessary language related to medicaid funded services.
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-08-063
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-13-076
Hearing date: July 25, 2012
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
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-08-062
Proposed rule filed as WSR 12-12-074
Hearing date: July 10, 2012
WAC 388-412-0025

How do I get my benefits?
Olga Walker
(360) 725-4641
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-17-136 & 12-06-079
Proposed rule filed as WSR 12-10-097
Hearing date: June 5, 2012
WAC 388-446-0020 What penalties will I receive if I break a food assistance rule on purpose?

Corrected Proposal
Withdrawal of Original Proposal
Original Proposal
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-05-092
Corrected proposed rule filed as WSR 12-10-043
Withdrawal of proposed rule filed as WSR 12-10-005
Original proposed rule filed as WSR 12-09-047
Hearing date: May 22, 2012
WAC 388-310-0200

WorkFirst--Activities.
Leslie Kozak
(360) 725-4589
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-05-087
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-09-092
Hearing date: May 22, 2012
Various sections in Title 388 WAC

The department is amending, repealing and creating new rules to eliminate reference to Disability Lifeline and to establish standards for the Aged Blind, or Disabled and Pregnant Women Assistance programs to comply with ESHB 2082. This supplemental notice includes proposed rules substantially different from the proposed rules filed on October 26, 2011 as WSR 11-22-032.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-15-104
Original proposed rules filed as WSR 11-22-032
Supplemental proposed rules filed as WSR 12-05-023
Hearing date: April 10, 2012
WACs 388-406-0035; 388-412-0005; 388-446-0005; 388-450-0015, 0025, 0245; 388-470-0055; 388-472-0005

The proposed amendments are necessary to eliminate reference to GA and DL, and include reference to the new programs Aged, Blind, or Disabled Assistance and Pregnant Women Assistance established November 1, 2011.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-15-104
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-02-083
Hearing date: February 7, 2012
WAC 388-484-0005 and 0006

These department is proposing 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 sixty month TANF/SFA time limit.
Sandy Jsames
(360) 725-4648
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-18-100
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-22-102
Supplemental notice filed as WSR 12-01-112
Hearing date: January 24, 2012
WAC 388-436-0002

The department is proposing to reduce additional requirements for emergent needs (AREN) issuance from an annual to a lifetime limit, and issue AREN payments directly to registered vendors.
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
Preproposal notice WSR 11-08-099 & 11-17-136
Proposed rule filed as WSR 11-22-103
Hearing date: December 6, 2011
WAC 388-484-0006

The department is proposing 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 sixty month TANF/SFA time limit.
Sandy Jsames
(360) 725-4648
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-18-100
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-22-102
Hearing date: December 6, 2011
Chapter 388-315 WAC

Tribal TANF.
Mike Mowrey
(360) 725-4656
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-17-137
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-22-100
Hearing date: December 6, 2011
Various sections in Title 388 WAC

The department is amending, repealing and creating new rules to eliminate reference to Disability Lifeline and to establish standards for the Aged Blind, or Disabled and Pregnant Women Assistance programs to comply with ESHB 2082.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-15-104
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-22-032
Hearing date: December 27, 2011
WAC 388-478-0015

Need standards for cash assistance.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-16-105
Proposed rule filed as WSR 11-21-076
Hearing date: November 22, 2011
WAC 388-470-0005

How do resources affect my eligibility for cash assistance, medical assistance and Basic Food?
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-08-069
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-21-026
Hearing date: November 22, 2011
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-15-093
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-20-099
Hearing date: November 22, 2011
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-14-098
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-20-098
Hearing date: November 8, 2011
WAC 388-418-0005 and 388-450-0162

These amendments are needed to update existing regulations to establish income eligibility for non-parental child-only TANF grants as required by ESSB 5921 that go into effect November 1, 2011.
Tom Berry
(360) 725-4617
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-15-094
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-19-114
Hearing date: October 25, 2011
WAC 388-310-1400

WorkFirst--Community Service.
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-15-094
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-19-109
Hearing date: October 25, 2011
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-09-030
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-18-098
Hearing date: October 25, 2011
WAC 388-310-1600

WorkFirst--Sanctions.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-15-094
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-18-097
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
WAC 388-450-0185, 0190, 0195; 388-478-0060

The proposed amendments update Basic Food standards in order to comply with requirements of USDA/FNS/SNAP memos.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-08-069
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-18-095
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
WAC 388-460-0035

When is a protective payee assigned for mismanagement of funds?
Alan Shanafelt
(360) 725-4631
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-15-094
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-18-092
Hearing date: October 11, 2011
WAC 388-478-0005

Cash assistance need and payment standards and grant maximum.
Sandy Jsames
(360) 725-4648
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-14-115
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-17-132
Hearing date: September 27, 2011
WAC 388-450-0015; 388-455-0005; 388-470-0045 & 0055; 388-475-0550 & 0860

The department is proposing to disregard federal income tax refunds received after December 31, 2009 as income in the month received and as a resource for 12 months when determining eligibility for any program that is funded in whole or in part with federal funds.
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-08-071
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-16-100
Hearing date: September 27, 2011
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
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-12-089
Proposed rule filed as WSR 11-15-101
Hearing date: August 23, 2011
WAC 388-412-0005, 0015, 0040, 0046; 388-446-0001, 0015, 0020; 388-478-0005

Amendments are needed to incorporate federal regulations regarding the allowable use of SNAP benefits.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-08-067
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-14-082
Hearing date: August 23, 2011
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-09-030
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-13-108
Hearing date: August 9, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
WAC 388-464-0001

Requirement to cooperate with quality assurance.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-24-116
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-09-054
Hearing date: May 24, 2011
WAC 388-492-0070

How are my WASHCAP food benefits calculated?
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-02-069
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-09-052
Hearing date: May 24, 2011
WAC 388-400-0025

Who is eligible for disability lifeline benefits?
Shane Riddle
(360) 725-4352
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-03-078
Proposed rule filed as WSR 11-08-072
Hearing date: May 10, 2011
WAC 388-410-0035

Alien and alien sponsor cash, and food assistance overpayments.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-02-070
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-07-086
Hearing date: April 26, 2011
WAC 388-450-0215

How does the department estimate my assistance unit's income to determine eligibility and benefits?
Kimberly Chea
(360) 725-4653
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-05-085
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-07-075
Hearing date: April 26, 2011
Chapter 388-14A WAC

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
Preproposal filed as WSR 09-14-075 & 09-10-046
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-07-013
Hearing date: May 10, 2011
WAC 388-406-0040; 388-472-0005; 388-492-0050

The department is proposing to amend the expedited processing requirement for Basic Food applications from five calendar days to seven calendar days to be consistent with federal regulations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) under 7 CFR 273.2(i).
Kimberly Chea
(360) 725-4653
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-24-115
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-03-077
Hearing date: February 23, 2011
WAC 388-14A-5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5010

Division of child support rules.
Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-14-064
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-24-100
Hearing date: January 4, 2011
WAC 388-436-0015, 0020, 0030

These changes are being proposed to ensure that CEAP operates as a program of last resort. Failing to refer applicants to more appropriate benefit programs may cause CEAP funds to deplete sooner than desired.
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
Preproposal filed as WSR 10-16-149 & 10-01-161
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-132
Supplemental noticed filed as WSR 10-23-111
Hearing date: December 21, 2010
WAC 388-400-0040, 0045; 388-424-0020, 0025; 388-489-0025

These changes are needed to reduce general fund expenditures on DSHS programs to stay within budget limits.
John Camp
(360) 725-4616
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-19-135
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-23-109
Hearing date: December 21, 2010
WAC 388-406-0030 and 388-490-0005

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
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-16-151
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-23-108
Hearing date: December 21, 2010
WAC 388-418-0005

How will I know what changes I must report?
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-18-104
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-23-107
Hearing date: December 21, 2010
WAC 388-478-0015

Need standards for cash assistance.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-16-142
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-22-119
Hearing date: December 7, 2010
WAC 388-478-0030

Payment standards for GAU (disability lifeline) and ADATSA.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-19-124
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-21-115
Hearing date: November 23, 2010
WAC 388-406-0040

What happens if the processing of my application is delayed?
Kimberly Chea
(360) 725-4653
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-18-106
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-21-091
Hearing date: November 23, 2010
WAC 388-310-1600

WorkFirst--Sanctions.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-17-115
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-20-164
Hearing date: November 9, 2010
WAC 388-310-0350, 388-484-0005, 0006, 0010

The proposed rules that redefine eligibility for a hardship TANF/SFA time limit extension are needed to reduce program costs in response to a budget shortfall.
Sandy Jsames
(360) 725-4648
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-01-161
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-20-163
Hearing date: November 9, 2010
WAC 388-432-0005

Can I get help from DSHS for a family emergency without receiving monthly cash assistance?
Kerry Judge
(360) 725-4630
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-17-116
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-20-162
Hearing date: November 9, 2010
Chapter 388-444 WAC

Rule changes will help reduce Basic Food payment errors and compliance with federal regulations is required to continue to receive federal funding.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-10-074
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-137
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
WAC 388-436-0015 and 0030

These amendments modify rules to clarify that TANF/SFA families who have their cash grant terminated may qualify for CEAP even when case closure hasn't occurred within the last six months.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-16-149
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-132
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
WAC 388-450-0185 and 0190

The amendments update Basic Food standards for federal fiscal year 2011 to comply with requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, SNAP Administrative Notice 10-33.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-08-009
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-131
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
WAC 388-310-0200, 0400, 1300, 2100

The changes are proposed to reduce program costs in response to budget reductions and are necessary for the program to stay within budget.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-16-147
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-130
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
WAC 388-489-0010

How is my transitional food assistance benefit calculated?
Kimberly Chea
(360) 725-4653
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-06-061
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-128
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
Chapter 388-492 WAC

The department is proposing amendments to make changes necessary to clarify when WASHCAP benefits can begin, update and clarify rules to current procedures and to reduce payment errors caused by failure to follow correct procedures.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-15-114
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-127
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
WAC 388-310-0100, 0800, 1800

The proposed amendments are necessary for the program to contain costs and ensure the program's fiscal stability.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
Preproposal notices filed as WSR 10-16-144 and 145
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-126
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
Chapter 388-444 WAC

Food stamp employment and training.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-10-074
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-15-115
Hearing date: August 24, 2010
WAC 388-450-0195

Utility allowances for Basic Food programs.
John Camp
(360) 725-4616
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-08-009
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-15-113
Hearing date: August 24, 2010
WAC 388-448-0050, 0080, 0090, 0100, 0110

The proposed amendments include elimination of the administrative review teams, obsolete language, and a revision of the functional assessment language.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-09-074
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-13-158
Hearing date: August 10, 2010
WAC 388-400-0025, 388-448-0010, 0130, 0140, 0150, 0160, 0220 and 0250

Changes comply with ESSHB 2782.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
Preproposal notices filed as WSR 10-09-046
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-13-147
Hearing date: July 27, 2010
WAC 388-476-0005

Social security number requirements.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4894
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-10-076
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-13-127
Hearing date: July 27, 2010
WAC 388-450-0015

What types of income does the department not use to figure out my benefits?
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-07-061
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-12-108
Hearing date: July 6, 2010
WAC 388-424-0001, 0006 and 0020

Amendments will establish eligibility of special immigrants from Iraq and Afghanistan for federally funded benefits.
Olga Walker
(360) 725-4641
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-02-095
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-11-038
Hearing date: June 22, 2010
WAC 388-450-0140

The rule changes are needed to comply with FSRIA final rule clarification and bring Washington's Basic Food program rules in line with federal regulations.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-06-061
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-11-037
Hearing date: June 22, 2010
WAC 388-450-0156 and 0160

The rule changes are needed to comply with FSRIA final rule clarification and bring Washington's Basic Food program rules in line with federal regulations.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-06-061
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-11-036
Hearing date: June 22, 2010
WAC 388-450-0050

How does your participation in the community jobs program affect your cash assistance and Basic Food benefits?
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-06-061
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-10-073
Hearing date: June 8, 2010
WAC 388-450-0185

What income deductions does the department allow when determining if I am eligible for food benefits and the amount of my monthly benefits?
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-06-061
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-09-060
Hearing date: May 25, 2010
WAC 388-408-0035; 388-489-0015 and 0020

The proposed amendments will be consistent with federal regulations published on January 29, 2010 related to Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002.
Kimberly Chea
(360) 725-4653
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-06-061
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-09-054
Hearing date: May 25, 2010
WAC 388-444-0030

Work requirements for persons who are able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-05-080
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-09-047
Hearing date: May 25, 2010
WAC 388-406-0055

When do my benefits start?
Kimberly Chea
(360) 725-4653
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-20-079
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-06-118
Hearing date: April 6, 2010
WAC 388-310-2100

Career services program.
Olga Walker
(360) 725-4641
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-01-160
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-06-117
Hearing date: April 6, 2010
WAC 388-310-1600

WorkFirst -- Sanctions.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-01-159
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-06-115
Hearing date: April 6, 2010

WAC 388-448-0030, 0040

The department is proposing amendments to the description of medical evidence requirements needed to determine incapacity.

Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 08-13-048
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-04-110
Hearing date: March 9, 2010
WAC 388-448-0050, 0080, 0090, 0100, 0110

These amendments are needed to more closely align the general assistance incapacity criteria with the Social Security Administration disability criteria.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-19-125
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-04-109
Hearing date: March 9, 2010
WAC 388-478-0030

Payment standards for GAU and ADATSA.
Melissa Mathson
(360) 725-4563
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-19-124
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-04-107
Hearing date: March 9, 2010
WAC 388-416-0005 and 388-418-0005

The department is proposing to expand "simplified reporting" to elderly or disabled households that do not receive food benefits through WASHCAP by reducing certification period from 24 to 12 months with no mid-certification review requirement.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 08-15-133
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-03-067
Hearing date: February 23, 2010
WAC 388-478-0015

Need standards for cash assistance.
Aurea Figueroa-Rogers
(360) 725-4623
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-14-017
Proposed rule filed as WSR 09-24-014
Hearing date: January 5, 2010

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Medicaid Purchasing Administration (see Health Care Authority for future activity)
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Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration
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Financial Services Administration
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Chapter 388-06 WAC

Background checks.
Cindy LaRose
(360) 902-8072
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-11-039
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-17-131
Hearing date: September 25, 2012
WAC 388-06-0110 and 0150

These changes are limited to changing effective date for long-term care fingerprint check requirements for DDD service providers and reorganizing the subsections for clarity.
Cindy LaRose
(360) 902-8072
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-17-135
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-22-101
Hearing date: December 6, 2011

Original proposal withdrawn on November 23, 2011 filed as WSR 11-23-181
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Chapter 388-06 WAC

Background checks.
Cindy LaRose
(360) 902-8072
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 09-08-051
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-11-034
Hearing date: June 22, 2010

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WAC 388-880-110

Procedures for resident escorted leave from the total confinement facility.
Mark Davis
(253) 583-5938
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-15-076
Proposed rule filed as WSR 12-24-012
Hearing date: January 8, 2013
WAC 388-02-0580

What is the deadline for requesting review by a review judge?
Jim Conant
(360) 664-6081
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-06-030
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-10-029
Hearing date: June 5, 2012
WAC 388-02-0010 and 0220

The purpose of this proposal is to make these rules more consistent with case law, other Washington regulations and Washington statutes that refer to the date of the department's action, conduct, or decision rather than to the date of its notice.
Dia Tornatore
(360) 664-6061
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-03-048
Proposed rules filed as WSR 12-06-073
Hearing date April 10, 2012
WAC 388-02-0005 and 0387

DSHS hearing rules.
Marjorie Gray
(360) 664-6062
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 11-14-097
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-23-153
Hearing date: December 27, 2011
Chapter 388-885 WAC

Civil commitment cost reimbursement.
Mark Davis
(253) 617-6283
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-07-059
Proposed rules filed as WSR 11-07-105
Hearing date: April 26, 2011
Chapter 388-02 WAC

DSHS Hearing Rules.
Jim Conant
(360) 664-6081
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 08-22-051
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-19-141
Hearing date: November 9, 2010

Contact the DSHS Rules Coordinator to:

Rules Coordinator  
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit Phone: (360) 664-6094
PO Box 45850 TTY: (360) 664-6178
Olympia, WA 98504 FAX: (360) 664-6185