WSR 24-09-048
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed April 15, 2024, 10:26 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department of social and health services (DSHS) is planning to amend WAC 388-310-0800 WorkFirstSupport services, and 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, 74.04.500, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.08A.120, and 74.08A.250.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Effective July 1, 2024, planned amendments will restore WorkFirst support services to address housing and utility needs for participants. If applicable, these amendments will make additional changes required to improve clarity, update policy, or better align rule language with state and federal law or regulations. Funding for these services is supported within the WorkFirst spending plan for state fiscal year 2025.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: 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 Gary Fryer, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 253-720-5306, fax 360-725-4905, email
April 15, 2024
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator