Electronic Notification of DSHS Rulemaking

RPAU sends e-mail notices to people interested in receiving DSHS rulemaking information by using any of the electronic mailing lists (listserv files) that we maintain. If you would like to be notified by e-mail when DSHS files a rulemaking notice (CR-101, CR-102, CR-103 or CR-105) on a particular subject, choose one of the lists below. Please note: If you sign up for the RPAUEVERYTHINGS list, you will be notified about every DSHS rulemaking notice.

How to subscribe for e-mail notification: Send an e-mail message to: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.DSHS.WA.GOV. In the body of your e-mail message, type subscribe and the name of the list(s) you wish to join, followed by @LISTSERV.DSHS.WA.GOV. For example, to get notices about rulemaking actions from the DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration, your message would say: subscribe RPAUDDDG@LISTSERV.DSHS.WA.GOV. If you need help signing up, contact the DSHS Rules Coordinator.


DSHS Program

Subject Matter


All DSHS rulemaking notices



Permanent (final) rulemaking orders only

All DSHS programs, only when rules are made final


Emergency rulemaking orders only

All DSHS programs, only for emergency rules


Division of Child Support

Child support enforcement; payments; requirements for employers


Developmental Disabilities Administration

In-home, group home, and institutional support for persons with developmental disabilities


Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hearing technology support and services; sign language services


Language Testing and Certification

Testing requirements to provide bilingual services to DSHS clients


Behavioral Health Administration

Community and institutional supports and services for persons with mental health needs


Administration and Miscellaneous

General administrative rulemaking, public disclosure

Contact the following programs directly to join an e-mail or postal mail list for rule making on:

Subject Matter

DSHS Program


Assisted living facilities, boarding homes, nursing homes, and certified residential services & support.

Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, Residential Care Services

Kimberlee Abe-gunter

In-home, community, and institutional support for elderly and persons with disabilities. Long-term care medical assistance.

Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, Home and Community Services

Jovi Sanchez

Food or cash assistance.

Economic Services Administration

Suzy Young