Rules and Regulations

A comprehensive listing of BHDDH departmental rules and regulations can be found at the Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State's website.

Proposed BHDDH regulations can also be found on this website at:

Currently Proposed:

At the Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, we believe that the Division of Developmental Disabilities should increase the time of performing an assessment on individuals receiving funded services from 3 to 5 years. This decision is based on national best practices, recommendations from expert consultants, and extensive feedback from the community and families and individual we serve. We believe this change is noncontroversial and anticipate that no objections will be received to the proposed regulations. These changes are necessary for us to move forward with systems changes.

Please read the notice of change here and the amendment here.