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Office of Administrative Counsel & Rules

ADHS Rules

This section provides information to the public about the Department's rulemakings, substantive policy statements, and guidance documents.

The Administrative Rules Office is composed of the manager and senior rules analysts. Rules, five-year-review reports, substantive policy statements, and guidance documents are drafted by the senior rules analysts who report to the manager.

The regulatory agenda is the Department's plan for rulemaking and completion of the five-year review reports for the current year.


  • The rulemaking moratorium has again been extended. The Department will not be conducting rulemaking activities, unless authorized by an exception, until after December 31, 2015, due to the rulemaking moratorium established by the Governor's Executive Order 2015-01.

***This webpage and the material contained herein are provided as a public service for informational purposes only. It should not be considered legal advice or opinion; and, unless expressly noted, does not reflect official ADHS policy.