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 Temporary Rules pertaining to prohibiting sale of flavored vapor products, MAR 37-901
Effective October 22, 2019

Proposal Notices

Assisted Living and Nursing Facility Reimbursement, MAR 37-898
Public Hearing – October 24, 2019.  End of comments – November 1, 2019

Vital Records, MAR 37-896
Hearing will be held October 11, 2019.  Comment period ends October 18, 2019.

Pertaining to medical marijuana testing laboratories, MAR 37-889
Public Hearing – September 26.   End of comments on October 4, 2019

Communicable Disease Control, MAR 37-887
Public Hearing – September 12.  End of comments on September 20, 2019

Private Alternative Adolescent Residential Programs or Outdoor Programs (PAARP), MAR 37-890
Public Hearing – September 12, 2019.  End of comments on September 20, 2019

Medicaid Rates, Services, and Benefit Changes, MAR 37-888
Public Hearing – August 29th.  End of Comments – September 6, 2019

Updating Requirements to Limit Opioid Supply for Members without Cancer Diagnosis – MAR 37-865
Public Hearing – August 15, 2019.  End of Comments – August 23, 2019

Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers – MAR 37-877
Public Hearing – August 15, 2019.  End of Comments – August 23, 2019

Youth Care Facilities – MAR 37-885
Public Hearing – August 15, 2019.  End of Comments – August 23, 2019

Healthy Learning Environments in Montana Public Schools, MAR 37-873
Hearing July 11, 2019 – Comment period extended to September 16, 2019

Healthy Learning Environments in Montana Public Schools, MAR 37-873
Hearing to be held July 11, 2019 – Comment period ends July 19, 2019

Montana Trauma System Plan 2019, MAR 37-880
Hearing to be held July 11, 2019 – Comment period ends July 19, 2019

Migrating Billing to Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), MAR 37-886
Hearing to be held June 28, 2019 – Comment period ends July 5, 2019

Wholesale Foods and Food Standards, MAR 37-847
Hearing to be held June 13, 2019, Comment period ends June 21, 2019

Medicaid Rates, Services, and benefit Changes, MAR 37-878
Hearing to be held June 13, 2019 – Comment period ends June 21, 2019

Nursing Facility Reimbursement, MAR 37-882
Hearing to be held June 13, 2019 – Comment period ends June 21, 2019

Updating the federal poverty index guidelines for the Montana Telecommunications Access Program (MTAP) – MAR 37-883
No hearing contemplated – Comments due June 7, 2019

 

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Amended Proposal Notices

Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LIWAP) – MAR 37-879
Hearing to be held April 19, 2019  – Comment Period to end April 26, 2019.

Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) Dental Benefits – MAR 37-881
Hearing to be held April 19, 2019 – Comment Period to end April 26, 2019.

Clinic Services Requirements – MAR 37-872
Comments were received.  Amendments are effective upon publication of this notice.

Updating the Composite Rate for Outpatient Maintenance Dialysis Clinic – MAR 37-875
No comments were received.  The rule amendment is effective April 1, 2019.

Adult Protective Services – MAR 37-876
No comments were received.  The rule amendments are effective March 30, 2019.


 

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Adoption Notices

Communicable Disease Control, MAR 37-887
No comments were received.  The rule amendments are effective January 1, 2020.

Updating Requirements to Limit Opioid Supply for Members without Cancer Diagnosis, MAR 37-865
Comments were received.  The department intends to apply these rule amendments effective October 1, 2019.

Medicaid Rates, Services, and Benefit Changes, MAR 37-888
Comments were received.  The department intends to apply these rule amendments effective October 1, 2019

Pertaining to youth care facilities, MAR 37-885
Comments were received.  These rule amendments are effective October 1, 2019.

Montana Trauma System Plan 2019, MAR 37-880
No comments were received.  The rule amendment is effective upon publication.

Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), MAR 37-886
Comments were received.  Effective July 1, 2019, the department will reference the Montana Developmental Disabilities Program Services Manual

Medicaid Rates, Services, and Benefit Changes – MAR 37-878
Comments were received – The department intends to apply these rule amendments retroactively to July 1, 2019

Nursing Facility Reimbursement – MAR 37-882
Comments were received – The department intends to apply this rule amendment retroactively to July 1, 2019.

 

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Corrected Notices/Other Notices

 

Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers, MAR 37-877
Comment period has been extended to 9/27/19

Private Alternative Adolescent Residential Programs or Outdoor Programs (PAARP), Mar 37-890
Amended Notice to include fiscal impact statement.

Foster Care Licensing Requirements, MAR 37-830
Corrected Notice to correct wording. 

Medical Marijuana Program, MAR 37-895
Notice of Proposal of Adoption of Temporary Rules and Amendment

Healthy Learning Environments in Montana Public School, Extend Comment Period – MAR 37-873
Comment period extended to September 16, 2019

Medicaid Rates, Services, and Benefit Changes, Corrected Notice – MAR 37-878