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 (SOS) website. You can search for a specific rule or regulation by date, title or by keyword as well as read them in different languages by going to the SOS website's Final Rules and Regulations Database Search section.

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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 relevant Administrative Procedures and Rules & Regulations. 

DHS Administrative Procedures

Office of Veterans Services Administrative Procedures

DHS Code of Rules

Child Care Assistance Program (218-RICR-20-00-4)

Child Care Licensing

Child Support Services (218-RICR-30-00-1)

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

General Public Assistance (218-RICR-20-00-3)

Office of Healthy Aging

Office of Rehabilitation Services

Office of Veterans Services: Veterans Home

Office of Veterans Services: Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Refugee Assistance (218-RICR-20-00-6)

RI Works (218-RICR-20-00-2)

Social Services (218-RICR-20-00-7)

SSI and SSP Programs (218-RICR-20-00-5)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (218-RICR-20-00-1)