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Regulatory Plan

Executive Order Number 9, issued September 23, 1999, requires each state agency to prepare an annual regulatory plan listing each potential rule currently under active consideration or development that the agency reasonably expects to issue in proposed or final form during the fiscal year.  Click on the link below to see a copy of the latest Department of Human Services Regulatory Plan.  You may submit comments or questions about this plan to the Bureau of Policy Coordination. 

Regulatory Plan

The Department's regulatory objectives are to:

  • Adopt only rules that comply with state law and federal regulations.

  • Write the rules in a clear and understandable manner.

  • Weigh the effect and fiscal impact of the rules on our clients, providers, counties, other agencies, and the general public.

  • Involve the public, including advisory committees, other agencies and associations, and client advocate groups, in the rule making process and respond to public input in a timely manner.

  • Follow applicable rule making procedures.

  • Inform the public for each rule, in a simplified manner, what action is being taken and the principal reasons for that action.

By following these objectives, the Department will comply with the regulatory principles established in Executive Order Number 9.