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Rules and Policies Assistance Unit (RPAU)

Welcome to the DSHS rule-making home page. This site provides information about Washington State rules (also known as WAC or regulations) administered by DSHS. DSHS is committed to developing and adopting rules that are necessary, fair, understandable, and consistent.

RPAU serves as the centralized source of information for all DSHS rules for the public and DSHS staff. We are the official DSHS liaison with the Office of the Code Reviser and the Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee (JARRC). RPAU offers the following services to inform the public about current DSHS rule making:

The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) is the state law that outlines the standards DSHS must follow to adopt a rule. The Regulatory Fairness Act requires DSHS to analyze the impact of its rules on small businesses. The rule-making agenda outlines the rules DSHS currently has in progress. More >>

Questions regarding RPAU, e-mail, call or write:

DSHS Rules Coordinator
(360) 664-6097
FAX (360) 664-6185
DSHS Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
PO Box 45850
Olympia, WA 98504-5850