April 27, 2021

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
April 27, 2021 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-829-0005

The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) is proposing to amend WAC 388-829-0005, Who do the training requirements in this chapter apply to?

Chantelle Diaz
(360) 407-1589
Preproposal filed as WSR 21-01-118
Proposed rules filed as WSR 21-07-099
Hearing Date: April 27, 2021

WAC 388-310-1600

Proposed amendments to WAC 388-310-1600 will support implementation of Substitute House Bill 2441 (Chapter 338, Laws of 2020), effective July 1, 2021, which extends the amount of time a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program recipient can remain in sanction status due to noncompliance with WorkFirst activities before the assistance grant is terminated.

Jake Deskins
(360) 725-4580
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 20-20-138
Proposed rules filed as WSR 21-07-072
Hearing Date: April 27, 2021

WAC 388-450-0185, 0190, 0195, 388-478-0060

Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program regulations (7 CFR § 273.9) require the department to use federally prescribed income eligibility standards, which are revised effective October 1st of each year, and make annual adjustments to standard utility allowances. Additionally, H.R.133 Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, signed into law on December 27, 2020, increased maximum food assistance allotments by 15 percent for January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021. This federally prescribed increase in the maximum allotment has been added to the proposed amendments to WAC 388-478-0060. These amendments are currently in place under emergency rule filed as WSR 21-04-060.

Angela Aikins
(360) 725-4784
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 20-20-102
Proposed rules filed as WSR 21-07-071
Hearing Date: April 27, 2021

Chapters 388-71, 103 WAC

The purpose of the proposal is to create a new WAC chapter containing all DSHS Adult Protective Services (APS) regulatory subject matter. The effect of this change is to ensure that it is clear that APS is a division within ALTSA, and to ensure that it is clear what division is responsible for the chapter. In addition, the purpose of the proposal is to adapt and respond to the Crosswhite decision where a previous APS WAC definition was found to exceed the agency’s statutory authority. The anticipated effect of this proposal is to adapt the commonly understood meaning of “willful” observed in Crosswhite. The purpose of a further proposal is to memorialize a petition process for CNAs. The effects of this are to create a process for CNAs to petition APS for their removal from the CNA registry regarding an instance of neglect. Finally, other purposes of this proposal are to clarify meanings, update grammar, and improve consistency within APS WAC and also between APS WAC and other WAC. The effect would be having WAC that is clearer, easier to understand, and consistent with other chapters of DSHS WAC.

Will Reeves
(360) 485-3715
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 20-18-089
Proposed rules filed as WSR 21-06-109
Hearing Date: April 27, 2021

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