The Rhode Island Secretary of State’s office is the official repository of all state agency rules and regulations. All up-to-date DHS rules are filed on the Secretary of State’s website. You can search for a specific rule or regulation by date, title or by keyword by first opening this link, Secretary of State website, to retrieve from the Final Rules and Regulations Database Search section.

Despite our best efforts to ensure the accuracy of the DHS rules located in both websites, time lags and discrepancies sometimes occur. A paper version of the DHS Rules and Regulations is available on-site at the Rhode Island State Archives Office, 337 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903.

For a list of newly adopted Medicaid rules, you may visit the Proposed and Pending Actions page located on the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) website.

For the COVID-19 updates regarding the Medicaid Program, refer to the Medicaid State Plan and 1115 Waiver page located on the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) website.

For the most up-to-date accurate Medicaid rules, please go to the Secretary of State Website.

Below are the Administrative Procedures

Below are the Rules and Regulations for DHS Programs

DHS Code of Rules

218-RICR-10-00-1 General Provisions
218-RICR-20-00-1 SNAP Program
218-RICR-20-00-2 RIWorks Program
218-RICR-20-00-3 GPA Program
218-RICR-20-00-4 Child Care Assistance Program
218-RICR-20-00-5 SSI and SSP Program
218-RICR-20-00-6 Refugee Assistance Program
218-RICR-20-00-7 Social Services Program
218-RICR-30-00-1 Child Support Services

Office of Child Care Licensing

RI Division of Elderly Affairs

RI Office of Rehabilitation Services

RI Division of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Home

RI Division of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Memorial Cemetery