November 21, 2017

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
November 21, 2017 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

wheelchair accessible logo

Office Building 2 Driving Directions

Select the WAC number to view or print a copy of the CR-102 form and the rule text. Send all comments on the rule to the Rules Coordinator. If you have questions about the rule send a message to the contact person.

Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-71-0105

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-71-0105 to strike the term “willful” from the definitions list in order to comply with an order issued by the Division III Court of Appeals in Crosswhite v. DSHS that invalidated the current definition of “willful”.

Carol Sloan
(360) 725-2345
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-17-136
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-21-088
Hearing Date: November 21, 2017

Chapter 388-25 WAC

The department is proposing to amend these rules because the Washington state legislature modified RCW 74.13.031 to raise the age limit for youth to re-enroll into the Extended Foster Care (EFC) program.  The age limit has been raised from 19 years old to 21 years old.

Sherrie Flores
(360) 902-8332
Preproposal filed as WSR 17-16-168
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-21-085
Hearing Date: November 21, 2017

WAC 388-15-069

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-15-069 to align with recent changes in RCW 26.44.100 requiring the department to send unfounded finding letters to subjects via mail or email instead of certified mail, return receipt requested. Other changes that are identified during this rule making may be incorporated to clarify language.

Stephanie Frazier
(360) 902-7922
Preproposal filed as WSR 17-15-053
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-21-084
Hearing Date: November 21, 2017

WAC 388-106-0225

The department is amending WAC 388-106-0225 to reflect an increase in the personal needs allowance effective January 1, 2018, and each year thereafter, as a result of the passage of Senate Bill 5118. This adjustment is subject to legislative funding.

Jamie Tong
(360) 725-3293
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-16-155
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-21-076
Hearing Date: November 21, 2017

WAC 388-105-0005

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-105-0005 in order to update the CARE table of rates to reflect the rates currently being paid to providers.

Elizabeth Pashley
360-725-2447
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-13-108
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-21-074
Hearing Date: November 21, 2017

WAC 388-478-0015

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-478-0015 in order to revise the basic need standards for cash assistance programs.

Anna Minor
(360) 725-4894
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-17-101
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-21-072
Hearing Date: November 21, 2017

Chapter 388-444 WAC

These proposed amendments update the eligibility policies of Work Registrants, including but not limited to the Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) population, bringing them into compliance with Federal Regulations.

Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-01-038
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-21-071
Hearing Date: November 21, 2017

Chapter 388-412, 450, 470, 478 WAC

The proposed rule amendments will decrease maximum allotments to $640, decrease the minimum benefit to $15,  increase the Basic Food Standard deduction for 1-3 persons to $160, increase the Maximum Shelter Deduction increases to $535, increase the Standard Utility Allowance to $421, increase the Limited Utility Allowance to $328, maintain the Telephone Utility Allowance at $57, increase the maximum gross monthly income and maximum net monthly income limit for households that are not categorically eligible for basic food , increase the maximum asset limit to $3,500, and increase the 165% federal poverty level standard.

Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-15-105
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-21-024
Hearing Date: November 21, 2017

Chapter 388-877B WAC

The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is proposing new rules in chapter 388-877B WAC to enable behavioral health agencies to become certified to deliver Secure Withdrawal Management and Stabilization services. RCW 71.05.760(2) directs the department to ensure that at least one sixteen-bed secure detoxification facility is operational by April 1, 2018 and that at least two sixteen-bed secure detoxification facilities are operational by April 1, 2019. RCW 71.05.760, effective 4/1/18, directs DSHS & BHOs to develop a transition process & training for crisis responders to carry out functions in chapters 71.05 & 71.34 RCW.

Stephanie Vaughn
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-11-091
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-21-014
Hearing Date: November 21, 2017

Contact the DSHS Rules Coordinator to:

  • Ask questions about the hearing, a proposed rule, or the rule-making process;
  • Confirm the day's calendar;
  • Inquire about interpreter services or accommodations for disabilities at hearings; or
  • Submit written comments.

Rules Coordinator

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