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DHS Rules

All DHS rules appear below.

All DHS Rules

Rules by Division:

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
DCFS PublicationsWebsite01/01/2020

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
Division of County Operations (DCO) COVID-19 Response ManualPDF07/01/2021
DCO Form – 808 – Medicare Beneficiaries ApplicationPDF01/01/2020
Medical Services PolicyPDF01/01/2020
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

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.

TitleTypePosted Date
Arkansas Medicaid State PlanPDF01/01/2020
CHIP State PlanPDF01/01/2020
Division of Medical Services (DMS) COVID-19 Response ManualPDF07/01/2021
DMS PoliciesWEB01/01/2020

Division of Provider Services & Quality Assurance – Rules

Regulations

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

Rules

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
Division of Provider Services & Quality Assurance (DPSQA) COVID-19 Response ManualPDF07/01/2021
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 Conducting Criminal Record Checks for Employees of Long Term Care FacilitiesPDF01/01/2020
Rules for Assisted Living Facilities Level IPDF01/01/2020
Rules for Assisted Living Facilities Level IIPDF08/01/2011
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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