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DHS Rules

The Administrative Procedures Act in Arkansas Code Annotated (ACA) § 25-15-201 et. seq. requires state agencies, boards, and commissions to file with the Secretary of State a copy of each rule adopted by the filing group. ACA § 25-15-218 requires the Secretary of State to publish all agency rule notices, emergency rules, adopted rules and proposed rules on the Secretary of State website. The Department of Human Services publishes proposed rules and recent final rules on this website. All active DHS rules appear below.

All DHS Rules

Division of Aging, Adult, & Behavioral Health Services – Rules

Division of Child Care & Early Childhood Education – Rules

TitleTypePosted Date
Arkansas Birth-PreKindergarten Teaching CredentialPDF01/01/2020
Better Beginnings Quality Rating Improvement SystemPDF01/01/2020
FBI Background Check FormPDF01/01/2020
Minimum Licensing Requirements for Child Care CentersPDF12/01/2020
Minimum Licensing Requirements for Licensed Child Care Family HomesPDF12/01/2020
Minimum Licensing Requirements for Out-of-School Time FacilitiesPDF12/01/2020
Minimum Licensing Requirements for Registered Child Care Family HomesPDF12/01/2020
Minimum Licensing Standards for Child Welfare Agencies – PlacementPDF01/01/2020
Minimum Licensing Standards for Child Welfare Agencies – ResidentialPDF01/01/2020

Division of Children & Family Services – Rules

TitleTypePosted Date
DCFS Policy and Procedure ManualPDF01/01/2021

Division of County Operations – Rules

TitleTypePosted Date
Arkansas Private Option (Health Care Independence Act of 2013)PDF01/01/2020
Arkansas Refugee Resettlement Program State PlanPDF01/01/2020
Community Services Block GrantPDF06/01/2020
DCO Form – 808 – Medicare Beneficiaries ApplicationPDF01/01/2020
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ManualPDF01/01/2021
Transitional Employment Assistance Policy ManualPDF01/01/2020
Transitional Employment Assistance Program – State PlanPDF01/01/2020

Division of Developmental Disabilities Services – Rules

wdt_IDTitleTypePosted Date

Division of Medical Services – Rules

Note: Section II of the Division of Medical Services Medicaid policy manuals is specific to each type of provider or program.

Division of Provider Services & Quality Assurance – Rules


TitleTypePosted Date
Psychiatric Residential Treatment FacilityPDF04/21/2020
Intermediate Care Facilities – Small ICF/IIDPDF04/21/2020
Intermediate Care Facilities – Large ICF/IIDPDF04/21/2020
Nursing Facility RegulationsPDF04/21/2020
Rules and Regulations for Conducting Criminal Record Checks for Employees of Long Term Care Facilities (R. 1/2020)PDF04/21/2020
Acute Crisis Unit CertificationPDF08/03/2018


TitleTypePosted Date
Adult Developmental Day TreatmentPDF01/01/2021
Behavioral Health Acute Crisis Unit CertificationPDF01/01/2020
Behavioral Health Agency Certification ManualPDF01/01/2020
Behavioral Health Independently Licensed Practitioners Certification ManualPDF01/01/2020
Community Support System Provider ManualPDF01/01/2021
Early Intervention Day TreatmentPDF01/01/2021
Licensure Standards for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment ProgramsPDF01/01/2020
Partial Hospitalization CertificationPDF01/01/2020
Procedures for Determination of Medical Need for Nursing Home ServicesPDF01/01/2020
Provider Manual ICF – MR 15 Bed or Less Long Term Care FacilitiesPDF01/01/2020
Provider Manual ICF – MR 16 Bed or More Long Term Care FacilitiesPDF01/01/2020
Residential Community Reintegration Program CertificationPDF01/01/2020
Rules and Regulations for Adult Day Care Providers in ArkansasPDF01/01/2020
Rules and Regulations for Adult Day Health Care Providers in ArkansasPDF01/01/2020
Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities Level IPDF01/01/2020
Rules and Regulations for Conducting Criminal Record Checks for Employees of Long Term Care FacilitiesPDF01/01/2020
Rules for Assisted Living Facilities Level IIPDF01/01/2020
Rules for Nursing HomesPDF01/01/2020
Rules for Licensure of Nursing Home Administrators in ArkansasPDF01/01/2020
Rules for the Arkansas Long Term Care Facility – Nursing Assistant Training ProgramPDF01/01/2020
Rules for the Licensure of Residential Long-Term Care FacilitiesPDF01/01/2020
Rules Pertaining to Post-Acute Head Injury Retraining and Residential Adult Care FacilitiesPDF01/01/2020
Therapeutic Communities Certification ManualPDF01/01/2020

Division of Youth Services – Rules

TitleTypePosted Date
Division of Youth Services Operations ManualPDF03/23/2020

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