May 10, 2022

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
May 10, 2022 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

Please note: The public hearing on May 10, 2022, will be held only online for those interested in attending. Here are the meeting details:

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

Chapters 388-71, 388-112A WAC

The department is proposing to add new sections to 388-71, Home and Community Services and Programs, and WAC chapter 388-112A, Residential Long-Term Care Services Training. The intent is to require long-term care workers to complete training requirements by certain dates that would reduce the impact of clients accessing qualified long-term care workers to provide personal care services.

David Chappell
(360) 725-2515
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-21-075
Proposed rules filed as WSR 22-08-112
Hearing Date: May 10, 2022

WAC 388-424-0001, -0020, & 388-466-0005


The department is proposing amendments to WAC 388-424-0001, Citizenship and alien status – Definitions; WAC 388-424-0020, How does my alien status impact my eligibility for federally funded Basic Food benefits?; and WAC 388-466-0005, Immigration status requirements for refugee cash assistance.  Proposed amendments are necessary to update state rules for public benefits eligibility of Special Immigrants from Iraq and Afghanistan paroled in the U.S. under Section 602(B)(1) of Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 or Sec 1059(a) of National Defense Authorization Act.

Roanne Harris
(360) 870-8059

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-17-105; 
Proposed rules 22-08-092 CORRECTED

Hearing Date: May 10, 2022

WAC 388-478-0015

The department is proposing amendments to WAC 388-478-0015, Need standards for cash assistance.  Substitute House Bill 1151 (Chapter 9, 2021 Laws) requires the department to update standards of need using an existing, broadly-used national standard. The proposed amendments reflect this required update using the University of Washington Center for Women’s Welfare Self-Sufficiency Standard. 

Roanne Harris
(360) 870-8059
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 22-04-108; 
Proposed rules 22-08-091
Hearing Date: May 10, 2022

WAC 388-823-0510

WAC 388-823-0510, What constitutes substantial limitation due to autism? The department’s Developmental Disability Administration (DDA) is proposing amendments to this section to expand the list of professionals from whom DDA accepts a statement that a person’s autism prevents the person from completing a full-scale intellectual quotient test.

Chantelle Diaz
(360) 407-1589
Preproposal filed as WSR 21-24-017
Proposed rules filed as WSR 22-08-088
Hearing Date: May 10, 2022

WAC 388-412-0025

The department is proposing amendments to WAC 388-412-0025, How do I receive my benefits?  The proposed amendments align policy regarding replacement of cancelled benefits from an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) account with that of current federal regulations. Changes from the original proposal define that cancelled basic food benefits cannot be replaced. This change aligns policy with federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program regulations per 7 CFR 274.2 (i)(3).

Roanne Harris
(360) 870-8059
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-19-116; supplemental notice to WSR 22-01-127
Proposed rules 22-08-026
Hearing Date: May 10, 2022

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