Services and Enterprise Support Administration

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Recently Adopted Rules (CR-103P and CR-103E)

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Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-02-0075

The department is filing this emergency in response to the public health crisis created by the COVID-19 virus (commonly referred to as the “Coronavirus”). This emergency allows electronic filing and electronic distribution of notices and orders to the office of administrative hearings via email by striking the email prohibition, adding a provision for email filing with the Office of Administrative Hearings, and adding clarifying language.

Katherine Vasquez
(360) 664-6097
EMERGENCY ADOPTION
WSR 20-08-049
Effective Date: March 25, 2020

Chapter 388-22 WAC

The department determined that this rule is outdated, inaccurate, has the potential to cause confusion, and is no longer needed. Necessary portions were adopted under different chapters. 

Katherine Vasquez
(360) 664-6097
PERMANENT ADOPTION
WSR 20-04-097
Effective date: March 7, 2020

WAC 388-03-160

The department is amending WAC 388-03-160 to help mitigate a potential shortage of certified or authorized interpreters and translators that could occur when the credentials of interpreters and translators who have not yet completed the requirements to maintain their certifications or authorizations expire on April 6, 2019. A temporary reinstatement of expired credentials will allow interpreters and translators more time to provide services to department Limited English Proficient clients while they seek to establish new certifications or authorizations. 

Hungling Fu
(360) 664-6035
EMERGENCY ADOPTION
WSR 19-08-072
Effective Date: April 2, 2019

WACs 388-01-020, 030, 060

The department is amending WAC 388-01-020 “How is DSHS organized?”, WAC 388-01-030 “What public records are available?”, and WAC 388-01-060 “How may an individual request a public record?” to update an outdated hyperlink and correct two typographical errors .  

DSHS Public Records Officer
(360) 902-8484
PERMANENT ADOPTION
WSR 19-02-018
Effective date: January 21, 2019

Chapter 388-01 WAC

The department is amending chapter 388-01 WAC in order to comply with new statutes and add rule language to clarify, update, and ensure clear policies for responding to public records requests under chapter 42.56 RCW. These changes include repeal of WAC 388-01-040 and creation of a new definition section, WAC 388-01-005.

DSHS Public Records Officer
(360) 902-8484

PERMANENT ADOPTION
WSR 18-05-021
Effective date: March 12, 2018

WAC 388-02-0025

WAC 388-02-0025(2) currently lists the Vancouver Office of Administrative Hearings which no longer exists, misidentifies the Spokane Valley Office of Administrative hearings as the "Spokane" field office, and does not list the current Tacoma Office of Administrative Hearings and necessary locate and contact information. WAC 388-02-0025(2) needs to be amended to effect these changes.

Jim Conant

(360) 664-6081

PERMANENT ADOPTION
WSR 15-23-048
Effective date: December 13, 2015