March 7, 2023

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
March 07, 2023 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WACs 388-412-0015, 388-450-0185, 388-450-0190, 388-450-0195, 388-470-0005, and 388-478-0060

The department is proposing amendments to WAC 388-412-0015, General information about your food assistance allotments, 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?, 388-450-0190, How does the department figure my shelter cost income deduction for basic food?, 388-450-0195, Does the department use my utility costs when calculating my basic food or WASHCAP benefits?, 388-470-0005, How do resources affect my eligibility for cash assistance and basic food? and 388-478-0060, What are the income limits and maximum benefit amounts for basic food? Proposed amendments provide annual update in Basic Food standards relating to income, deductions, and benefits. Proposed amendments provide annual update in Basic Food standards relating to income, deductions, and benefits.

Roanne Harris 360-870-8059 Preproposal notice filed as WSR 22-20-084
Proposed rules filed as WSR 23-04-045
Hearing Date:  March 7, 2023

WAC 388-101D-0065 and chapter 388-825 WAC

The department is proposing these amendments to WAC 388-101D-0065 to replace details about background checks in WAC 388-101D-0065 with cross-references to chapter 388-113 and 388-825 WAC for consistency. Amendments to Chapter 388-825 WAC replace inaccurate cross references; add, remove, and amend definitions; clarify service eligibility for state-only funded services, medicaid state plan services, DDA services provided to children in foster care; update rules about home care agencies and individual providers to align with chapters 388-71, 388-113, and 388-115 WAC; amend appeal related rules; add exemptions allowable under statute for enrolled members of federally recognized Indian tribes; amend background check rules, particularly those for RHC employees; create comprehensive lists of DDA-authorized services. Amendments to these rules are necessary to: align with the creation of the consumer-directed employer; require new background check processes for Residential Habilitation Center (RHC) employees; align with amendments to chapters 388-71, 388-113, and 388-115 WAC; and clarify processes for hearings, authorizing state-only funded services, correct outdated language and broken cross-references.

*Please note that WAC 388-825-615(4) has been corrected.

Chantelle Diaz 360-407-1589 Preproposal filed as WSR 21-21-113
Proposed rules filed as WSR 23-03-013
Hearing Date:  March 7, 2023

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