Department of Public Health and Human Services
Administrative Rules

Administrative Rules Notices

The official versions of Montana's administrative rule notices are published in the Montana Administrative Register by the Administrative Rules Services Unit of the Montana Secretary of State's office. For ease of access and use, all current or pending administrative rule notices for the Department of Public Health and Human Services are also available here. All prior published rulemaking notices may be found at the Secretary of State's webpage using the link above, or copies may be requested by calling (406) 444-2055. Notices are listed in order from the most recent and are provided in PDF format.

Each proposal notice includes the proposed new rules, rule changes, or repeals, and a statement of reasonable necessity for the proposed rulemaking; 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 an interested persons mailing list. Notices of final rule actions are posted after the public comment period ends.

Administrative Rules of Montana

An online version of the Administrative Rules of Montana, as published by the Secretary of State, may be viewed here: Administrative Rules of Montana

Information

For more information about the Department’s administrative rules or its rulemaking process, contact the Department’s Office of Legal Affairs by calling (406) 444-4094 or 406-444-9503, or by email at dphhslegal@mt.gov

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodation

Emergency Rule Notices

Emergency Rule pertaining to vulnerable populations in assisted living facilities, MAR 37-924
Enforcement of the Emergency Rules began on July 13, 2020. The Department’s intent is to enforce the rules no longer than 120 days after the date of adoption.

Proposal Notices

Pertaining to update of effective dates and inclusion of Medicaid manual changes, MAR 37-941
Public hearing scheduled for March 4, 2021. Comment period ends March 12, 2021.

Pertaining to licensed marriage and family therapists, MAR 37-940
Public hearing scheduled for February 4, 2021. Comment period ends February 12, 2021.

Pertaining to substance use disorder (SUD) state approval, MAR 37-937
Public hearing scheduled for January 14, 2021. Comment period ends January 21, 2021.

Pertaining to the Big Sky Rx benefit, MAR 37-938
Public hearing scheduled for January 14, 2021. Comment period ends January 21, 2021.

Pertaining to newborn screening, MAR 37-939
Public hearing scheduled for January 14, 2021. Comment period ends January 21, 2021.

Pertaining to Montana Telecommunications Access Program (MTAP) financial eligibility criteria, MAR 37-936
No public hearing is scheduled. Comment period ends December 18, 2020.

Pertaining to substantiation of abuse and neglect reports and disclosure of information, MAR 37-932
Public hearing is November 30, 2020. Comment period ends December 4, 2020.

Pertaining to updating Medicaid provider rates, fee schedules, and effective dates, MAR 37-933
Public hearing is November 30, 2020. Comment period ends December 4, 2020.

Pertaining to home support services (HSS) redesign, MAR 37-934
Public hearing is November 30, 2020. Comment period ends December 4, 2020.

Pertaining to Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Act, MAR 37-935
Public hearing is November 30, 2020. Comment period ends December 4, 2020.

Pertaining to automated external defibrillators (AED), MAR 37-931
Public hearing is October 29, 2020. Comment period ends November 6, 2020.

Pertaining to substantiation of abuse and neglect reports and disclosure of information, MAR 37-913
Public hearing is September 17, 2020. Comment period ends September 25, 2020.

Pertaining to low income energy assistance program (LIEAP), MAR 37-929
Public hearing is September 17, 2020. Comment period ends September 25, 2020.

Pertaining to trauma facility designation, MAR 37-930
Public hearing is September 22, 2020. Comment period ends September 25, 2020.

Pertaining to Medicaid rates and services, MAR 37-925
Public hearing scheduled August 27, 2020. Comment period ends September 4, 2020.

Pertaining to graduate medical education methodology changes, MAR 37-926
Public hearing scheduled August 27, 2020. Comment period ends September 4, 2020.

Pertaining to home and community-based services, MAR 37-928
Public hearing scheduled August 27, 2020. Comment period ends September 4, 2020.

Back to Top

Amended Proposal Notices

Pertaining to updating Medicaid rates, fee schedules, and effective dates, MAR 37-933
Public hearing is November 39, 2020. Comment period ends December 4, 2020.

Back to Top

Adoption Notices

Pertaining to updating Medicaid provider rates, fee schedules, and effective dates, MAR 37-933
Comments were received. Rule amendments are effective retroactively to January 1, 2021.

Pertaining to substance use disorder (SUD) state approval, MAR 37-937
No comments were received. Rule amendments are effective February 13, 2021.

Pertaining to the Big Sky Rx benefit, MAR 37-938
No comments were received. Rule amendments are effective retroactively  to January 1, 2021.

Pertaining to newborn screening, MAR 37-939
Comments were received. Rule amendments are effective March 1, 2021.

Pertaining to Montana Telecommunications Access Program (MTAP) eligibility criteria, MAR 37-936
No comments were received. Rule amendments are effective January 16, 2021.

Pertaining to substantiation of abuse and neglect reports and disclosure of information, MAR 37-932
No comments were received. Rule amendments are effective January 1, 2021.

Pertaining to home support services (HSS) program redesign, MAR 37-934
Comments were received. Rule amendments are effective January 1, 2021.

Pertaining to Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Act, MAR 37-935
Comments were received. Rule amendments are effective January 1, 2021.

Pertaining to automated external defibrillators, MAR 37-931
No comments were received. Rule amendments are effective upon adoption.

Pertaining to low income energy assistance program (LIEAP), MAR 37-929
No comments were received. These rule amendments are effective retroactive to October 1, 2020.

Pertaining to trauma facility designation, MAR 37-930
Comments were received. These rule amendments are effective October 10, 2020.

Pertaining to Medicaid rates and services, MAR 37-925
Comments were received. These rule amendments are effective October 1, 2020.

Pertaining to graduated medical education methodology changes, MAR 37-926
Comments were received. These rule amendments are effective retroactive to August 1, 2020.

Back to Top

Corrected Notices/Other Notices

Pertaining to licensed marriage and family therapists and policy changes for medication assisted treatment, MAR 37-940
Amended notice of public hearing on proposed amendment. Additional hearing scheduled March 4, 2021. Extended comment period ends March 12, 2021.

Pertaining to Medicaid provider rates, fee schedules, and effective dates, MAR 37-933
Notice of extension of comment period. Comment period has been extended to January 22, 2021.

Pertaining to substantiation of abuse and neglect reports and disclosure of information, MAR 37-913
Notice of withdrawal. Public hearing scheduled for September 17, 2020 was cancelled.

Pertaining to home and community-based services, MAR 37-928
Notice of withdrawal. The public hearing scheduled for August 27, 2020 was cancelled.