March 27, 2018

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
March 27, 2018 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-106-1045, 1046, and 1047

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-106-1045 and create WAC 388-106-1046 and WAC 388-106-1047 in order to clarify the definition for nurse services intervention, specifically Private Duty Nursing, to define the scope of services to be authorized and the necessity for documentation to support the required services in contracted Adult Family Homes.

Jevahly Wark
(360) 725-1737
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-11-094
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-05-073
Hearing Date: March 27, 2018

WAC 388-436-0050, 478-0020 and 0035

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-478-0020, WAC 388-478-0035, and WAC 388-436-0050 to implement a 2.5% increase in the payment standards for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), State Family Assistance (SFA), and Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), a 2.5% increase in the financial need and benefit amount limits for the Consolidated Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP), and a 2.5% increase in the maximum earned income limits for the TANF, SFA, RCA, and the Pregnancy Women Assistance (PWA) programs.

Sarah Garcia
(360) 522-2214
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-17-173
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-05-064
Hearing Date: March 27, 2018

WAC 388-835-0150

The department proposes to repeal WAC 388-835-0150 to harmonize DSHS internal processes with guidance from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Chantelle Diaz
(360) 407-1589
Preprososal filed as WSR 18-02-073
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-05-063
Hearing Date: March 27, 2018

WAC 388-418-0005, 450-0162

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-450-0162  and WAC 388-418-0005 to repeal means testing for income eligibility for child-only Temporary Assistance for Needy Families assistance units per the 2017-2019 operating budget and 2ESSB 5890 (Chapter 20, Laws of 2017) effective July 1, 2018. 

Sarah Garcia
(360) 522-2214
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-17-103
Proposed rules filed as WSR 18-05-059
Hearing Date: March 27, 2018

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Rules Coordinator

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
PO Box 45850
Olympia, WA  98504-5850
Phone: (360) 664-6097
Fax: (360) 664-6185
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