Proposed Rules and Regulations

Repeal - 0100 General Provisions

In accordance with Rhode Island General Laws (RIGL) 42-35, as amended (specifically Section 42-35.2.11 of the Administrative Procedures Act) and pursuant to the provisions of Chapters 40-6-8 of the General Laws of Rhode Island as amended, the Department of Human Services (DHS) hereby proposes to repeal the following program: 0100 General Provisions.

This is in coordination with the adoption of 218-RICR-10-00-1 General Provisions.

For changes effective July 2018, see the Notice of Adoption for this rule.

This proposed rule is accessible on the Secretary of State Proposed Rules and Regulations database, available in hard copy upon request (401-462-2018 or RI Relay, dial 711) or from the DHS website (see attachments below). If no formal objection is received on or before July 5, 2018, the Department of Human Services will file the amendment without opportunity for public comment. All written objections should be sent to Kristen Grosso, Office of Policy Development, Department of Human Services, Louis Pasteur Building, Bldg. 57, Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 or kristen.grosso@dhs.ri.gov and must be received not later than 11:59 PM Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Adoption of Direct Final Rule

General Provisions - 218-RICR-10-00-1

In accordance with Rhode Island General Laws (RIGL) 42-35, as amended (specifically Section 42-35.2.11 of the Administrative Procedures Act) and pursuant to the provisions of Chapters 40-6-8 of the General Laws of Rhode Island as amended, the Department of Human Services (DHS) hereby proposes to adopt a Direct Final Rule for the following program: 218-RICR-10-00-General Provisions Rules and Regulations.

This is in coordination with the repeal of 0100 General Provisions.

This proposed rule is accessible on the Secretary of State Proposed Rules and Regulation database, available in hard copy upon request (401-462-2018 or RI Relay, dial 711) or from the DHS website (see attachment below). If no formal objection is received on or before July 5, 2018, the Department of Human Services will file the amendment without opportunity for public comment. All written objections should be sent to Kristen Grosso, Office of Policy Development, Department of Human Services, Louis Pasteur Building, Bldg. 57, Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 or emailed to kristen.grosso and must be received not later than 11:59 PM Thursday, July 5, 2018

Public Meeting for Review of the RI State Plan for Child Care Assistance

The Rhode Island Department of Human Services will conduct a public meeting to allow interested groups, organizations and all segments of the public an opportunity to comment on the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan. The meeting will provide a forum to provide input to the State Plan.

The proposed State Plan is available in hard copy upon request (401 462-3015 or RI Relay, dial 711) or from the DHS website (see attachments below). A public meeting will be held to consider the proposed Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Louis Pasteur Building, 57 Howard Ave., Cranston, RI 02920 in the West Wing Conference room. If you wish to testify at the June 13 hearing, you can sign up at the door or in advance by emailing Christina Clement. You can submit written testimony through June 15 to Christina by the email adress above or by mailing to: Christina Clement, Office of Policy Development, RI Department of Human Services, Louis Pasteur Building, 57 Howard Ave., Cranston, RI 02920.

Office of Rehabilitation Services

In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, the Department of Human Services is advertising for promulgation of the following amended DHS rules. This rule is being repealed, and reformatted into three parts in compliance with state and federal law and good practice.


The Department of Human Services, Office of Rehabilitation Services, proposes to REPEAL: OFFICE OF REHABILITATION SERVICES POLICY MANUAL and ADOPT the following rules:

These proposed changes are available for public inspection on the RI Secretary of State Proposed Rules and Regulations database, the DHS website (see attachments above), the Office of Rehabilitation Services website Proposed Rules and Regulations page, in person at 40 Fountain Street, Providence, RI, or requested by email at Sharon.dipinto@ors.ri.gov, or available in hard copy upon request by calling Sharon DiPinto at (401-462-7818 or 711).

All interested parties are invited to submit written or oral comments concerning the proposed regulations by Friday, May 18, 2018 to Sharon DiPinto, Sr. Human Services Policy & Systems Specialist, Office of Rehabilitation Services, 40 Fountain Street, Providence, RI 02903, Sharon.dipinto@ors.ri.gov.