Proposed Rules and Regulations

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
CONCISE SUMMARY OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 42-35-2.7 of the Rhode Island General Laws, as amended, the RI Department of Human Services provides the following concise summary of the proposed amendment to the following rule:

RICR Title 218- Rhode Island Department of Human Services
CHAPTER 30 – Rhode Island Office of Child Support Services
PART 01 – Child Support Rules and Regulations

The Department of Human Services proposes the following changes:

    • Reformat and renumber the rule as required by RI General Laws, Section 42-35-2.11
    • Update language to remove reference to Rhode Island Child Support Enforcement and replace with Rhode Island Office of Child Support Services
    • Update mailing address for support payments
    • Expand and clarify of language
    • Remove redundancies, internal procedures, examples, and outdated information
    • Referral of appeals to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services

This proposed rule is accessible through the RI Secretary of State’s Proposed Rules and Regulations Database Search R.I. Secretary of State website, available in hard copy upon request (401-462-2018 or RI Relay, dial 711), and available below (see "Notice and Rules"). Interested persons should submit data, views or written comments between Tuesday, October 31, 2017 and Thursday, November 30, 2017 to Mary Slinko, Office of Policy Development, Department of Human Services, Louis Pasteur Building, Bldg. 57, Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920, or email to Mary.Slinko@dhs.ri.gov.

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
ADVANCED NOTICE OF DIRECT FINAL RULE-MAKING

In accordance with the R.I. Gen. Laws, Chapter 42-35, as amended, as amended (specifically Chapter 42-35-2.11 of the amended Administrative Procedures Act), the Department of Human Services (DHS) hereby proposes to file the following Direct Final Rule:

Emergency Assistance for DCYF Services, Section 0242

This rule is proposed to be repealed in its entirety. The rule is obsolete and any relevant provisions relating to this rule are captured in other, more up-to-date regulations such as those promulgated by the Department of Children, Youth and Families.

These proposed rules are accessible on the R.I. Secretary of State website, available in hard copy upon request (401-462-2018 or RI Relay, dial 711), and available below (see "Notice and Rules"). If no formal objection is received on or before Sunday, October 29, 2017, the Department of Human Services will file the amendment without opportunity for public comment. All written objections should be sent to Maria Cimini, Office of Policy Development, Department of Human Services, Louis Pasteur Building, Bldg. 57, Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 or Maria Cimini and must be received not later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
ADVANCED NOTICE OF DIRECT FINAL RULE-MAKING

In accordance with the R.I. Gen. Laws, Chapter 42-35, as amended, as amended (specifically Chapter 42-35-2.11 of the amended Administrative Procedures Act), the Department of Human Services (DHS) hereby proposes to file the following Direct Final Rule:

Conduct at Public Hearings (218-RICR-60-00-3)

This regulation is being adopted to establish a defined set of procedures for the Department of Human Services for the conduct of Public Hearings regarding proposed rulemaking.

These proposed rules are accessible on the R.I. Secretary of State website , available in hard copy upon request (401-462-2018 or RI Relay, dial 711), and available below (see "Notice and Rules"). If no formal objection is received on or before Sunday, October 29, 2017, the Department of Human Services will file the amendment without opportunity for public comment. All written objections should be sent to Maria Cimini, Office of Policy Development, Department of Human Services, Louis Pasteur Building, Bldg. 57, Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 or Maria Cimini and must be received not later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
ADVANCED NOTICE OF DIRECT FINAL RULE-MAKING

In accordance with the R.I. Gen. Laws, Chapter 42-35, as amended, as amended (specifically Chapter 42-35-2.11 of the amended Administrative Procedures Act), the Department of Human Services (DHS) hereby proposes to file the following Direct Final Rule:

Community Services Block Grant

This rule is proposed to be repealed in its entirety. The rule is obsolete and was erroneously filed as a regulation.

These proposed rules are accessible on the R.I. Secretary of State website,available in hard copy upon request (401-462-2018 or RI Relay, dial 711), and available below (see "Notice and Rules"). If no formal objection is received on or before Sunday, October 29, 2017, the Department of Human Services will file the amendment without opportunity for public comment. All written objections should be sent to Maria Cimini, Office of Policy Development, Department of Human Services, Louis Pasteur Building, Bldg. 57, Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 or Maria Cimini and must be received not later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
ADVANCED NOTICE OF DIRECT FINAL RULE-MAKING

In accordance with the R.I. Gen. Laws, Chapter 42-35, as amended, as amended (specifically Chapter 42-35-2.11 of the amended Administrative Procedures Act), the Department of Human Services (DHS) hereby proposes to file the following Direct Final Rule:

Social Services Block Grant

This rule is proposed to be repealed in its entirety. The rule is obsolete and was erroneously filed as a regulation. Refer to 218-RICR-20-00-7 for information regarding Social Services.

These proposed rules are accessible on the R.I. Secretary of State website, available in hard copy upon request (401-462-2018 or RI Relay, dial 711), and available below (see "Notice and Rules"). If no formal objection is received on or before Sunday, October 29, 2017, the Department of Human Services will file the amendment without opportunity for public comment. All written objections should be sent to Maria Cimini, Office of Policy Development, Department of Human Services, Louis Pasteur Building, Bldg. 57, Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 or Maria Cimini and must be received not later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, October 29, 2017.