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


Title 218 Department of Human Services
Chapter 10 General Provisions
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 1 General Provisions (218-RICR-10-00-1)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 04/01/2020 to 03/27/2021

Regulation Authority :

Title XIX of the Social Security Act
R.I. Gen. Laws § R.I. Executive Orders 20-02, 20-03, 20-04

Purpose and Reason :

The DHS is waiving some requirements during the Novel Corona Virus crisis and the National Declaration of Emergency, to protect the health of the DHS applicants, recipients, and Department employees. 

Changes have been made to § 1.1, Scope and Purpose of the Agency.

Editorial Notes :

The agency requested an extension to the effective dates allowed by R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-2.10 for this emergency amendment which was promulgated on April 1, 2020. The extension was granted in accordance with Executive Order 20-111 which permits extensions for sixty (60) days. As a result of this additional extension, the effective dates have been revised and the regulation will now become ineffective on March 27, 2021.

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :

The Department will waive some requirements for access to the DHS programs during the COVID-19 crisis and the National State of Emergency.