Self-Sufficiency Programs Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is filed with when DHS proposes to adopt, amend, or repeal a rule. The NPRM shows proposed rule changes (see below for instructions on how to read proposed rule revisions), opens the public comment period, and announces the date, time, and location of a public hearing. The public is welcome and encouraged to provide feedback on proposed rule changes during the public comment period in writing or in person at the public hearing. For questions about the public comment process, or to receive rule notifications by email, please contact Kris Skaro, DHS Rules Coordinator, at or 503-945-6067.


The following proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Click the link below to view the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact, and rule text showing proposed rule changes.

  • Amending rules relating to public assistance programs, including OSIPM, SNAP, TANF, and others

    Public Hearing: Monday, November 24, 2014, 11:00 p.m., Room 257, Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

    Last Day for Public Comment: Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

  • Amending rule relating to eligibility requirements for some child care providers

    Public Hearing: Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 3 p.m., Room 251A, Public Service Building, 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

    This is a combined public hearing on the DHS child care rule and the Department of Education, Early Learning Council, proposed child care rules.

    Information about the Department of Education rules is available at

    Last Day for Public Comment: Friday, December 5, 2014, 5 p.m.


    OSSP Rules Advisory Committee:

    A rule advisory committee (RAC) must be used prior to giving notice of intent to adopt, amend, or repeal rules in which there are issues that will substantially impact the public. The purpose of a RAC is to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to participate in the rule development process. The OSSP RAC includes members who represent the interests of persons likely to be affected by proposed rules including clients, client advocates, interested parties, and other stakeholders. Meetings are open to the public. For more information about the OSSP RAC, please contact Kris Skaro, DHS Rules Coordinator, at or 503-945-6067.


    The next OSSP RAC meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 at 9 am in Salem. Please contact Kris Skaro for more information


    How to read proposed rule revisions:

    Portions bolded mean new language is being added.
    Portions with strikeout means language is being deleted.

    The following may be typed near the top of the first page of a rule:


    * This is a New Rule - indicates this is all new language to be adopted.
    * This Rule Has Been Revised in its Entirety- indicates that a major portion of the rule has been altered so that showing changes is too cumbersome and difficult to read. The entire current version of the rule will be shown with strikeout followed by the entire revised rule shown in bold.
    * This Rule is Repealed - indicates the entire rule (rule number/language) is being deleted.