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Administrative Rules

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Administrative Rules

In an on-going effort to inform and interact with the public about rulemaking matters, the Developmental Services Division welcomes and appreciates all comments on its rule notifications.

Interested Parties

Developmental Services Division maintains a list of interested persons who request to receive notices of rulemaking actions proposed by this Division. If you would like to have your name added to this list, please submit a written request that includes:


  • name;
  • e-mail;
  • mailing address of the person to receive notices; and
  • identify which program; Developmental Disabilities or Children’s Mental Health or both.

Notices are sent by e-mail unless a mailing preference is noted in the request

Submit written requests to:

DSD Administrative Rules Coordinator
Department of Public Health and Human Services
Developmental Services Division
PO Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
fax (406) 444-0230 or e-mail

DPHHS Proposal Notices

Each proposal notice includes:


  • proposed rule changes;
  • reasons for the changes;
  • date and location of public hearing (if scheduled);
  • deadline for written comments;
  • instructions for requesting a reasonable accommodation to participate in the rulemaking process; and
  • instructions for requesting placement on interested person’s mailing lists.

Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments either orally or in writing at the hearing. Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to: DSD Administrative Rules Coordinator, Department of Public Health and Human Services, Developmental Services Division, P.O. Box 4210, Helena, Montana, 59604-4210; fax (406) 444-0230; or e-mail, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., on the end of comment period.

Adoption Notices

The department posts notices of final rule actions after the public comment period ends.

Secretary of State's Office

  • Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM)

    • Children’s Mental Health Rules can be found in Chapter 37.87 of the ARM.

    • Developmental Disabilities Rules can be found in Chapter 37.34 of the ARM.