WSR 23-06-055
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed February 27, 2023, 10:55 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department plans to adopt new WAC section(s) in Title 388 WAC, WAC 388-XXX-XXXX Diaper-related payment (DRP), and adopt or amend other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Planned actions under this filing comply with SSB 5838 (chapter 100, Laws of 2022), which allows issuance of a DRP to all TANF/SFA households with a child under age three. Payments may take effect November 1, 2023.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
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 Kathryn Gussett, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 509-290-8435, email
February 27, 2023
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator