August 22, 2023

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
August 22, 2023 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

Please note: The public hearing on August 22, 2023, will be held online for those interested in attending. Meeting details are as follows:

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-96-918

Wage equity funding. Rules establishing department procedures for reviewing the spending of wage equity funding for nursing facilities. New rule. Legislature directed the department to implement rules outlining the procedure to review the spending of wage equity funding by nursing facilities and recoup funding as necessary.

Elizabeth Pashley 360-995-2807 Preproposal notice filed as WSR 22-13-097
Proposed rule filed as WSR 23-15-114       
Hearing Date: August 22, 2023

WACs 388-439-0005, 388-439-0015, 388-439-0020 & 388-439-0025

The department is proposing to adopt WAC 388-439-0005, What is the pandemic EBT program?, 388-439-0015, General information about pandemic EBT benefits., 388-439-0020, Eligibility for pandemic EBT benefits for children under age six., and 388-439-0025, Eligibility for pandemic EBT benefits during the 2023 summer period. These rules support implementation and extension of the final year of the Pandemic EBT program (as allowed under Section 1101 of H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act and amended by Section 1108 of H.R. 1319, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021). This supplemental filing reflects USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) recent approval of Washington’s P-EBT state plan for children in child care for School Year 2022-2023 and Washington’s P-EBT state plan for summer 2023. These rules are currently in effect (since July 1, 2023) via emergency filing WSR 23-14-093 filed on June 30, 2023.

Roanne Harris 360-870-8059

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-23-108 
Proposed rules filed as WSR 23-03-096        Proposed supplemental filed as WSR 23-15-080
Hearing Date:  August 22, 2023

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