How to Participate
Learn how you can take part in DSHS rule development
Participate in the development of rules
Often, DSHS uses work groups, focus groups, public meetings and ad hoc committees to help develop rules and determine cost impacts. If you would like to participate, contact the DSHS Rules Coordinator.
Put your name on a notification list
Contact the Rules Consultant to receive copies of proposed rule changes. Be sure to specify the subjects that interest you (such as income assistance, nursing home regulations, child care, or medical assistance). If you wish to receive copies of proposed rule changes via e-mail, visit our Electronic Notification page.
Attend a hearing
You may testify (comment orally) at a hearing. Hearings are held at Office Building 2 (OB-2) in Olympia, WA.
You may give us written comments. Writing a letter is just as effective as testifying in person. You may also just come and listen. (Hearing date information and driving directions.)
If you have any comments, suggestions, or questions, contact:
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
PO Box 45850
Olympia, WA 98504-5850
DSHS Rules Coordinator
FAX: (360) 664-6185