WSR 19-09-034
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed April 10, 2019, 3:18 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-460-0010 Do I have an authorized representative for basic food if I live in a treatment center or group home? and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.500, 74.04.510, 74.08A.120, and 7 C.F.R. 273.11 (e) and (f).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes planned under this filing will align and comply with changes to federal regulations, effective April 2019, regarding accessing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in drug addiction or alcoholic (DAA) treatment centers and group living arrangements through electronic benefit transfer (EBT).
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service enforces the provisions of the federal SNAP. The department amends its rules to ensure that they are consistent with federal statutes, regulations, and guidance. Where appropriate, the department may seek waivers of federal requirements.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of social and health services (DSHS) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ivette Dones-Figueroa, Program Manager, Economic Services Administration, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 360-725-4651, fax 360-725-4905, email
April 10, 2019
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator