Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

Rules, Statutes, and Policies

The following are sources of information for the rules, statutes, and guiding policies that govern the work of the Department of Health and Welfare. Additionally, information about current rulemaking is available in the Idaho Administrative Bulletin, and notifications for negotiated rulemaking and public hearings for rules are posted in our Newsroom.


COVID-19 Impacts: 
DHW Rules Suspended in Response to COVID-19 Emergency to assist in Idaho’s response to COVID-19 during the state emergency declaration
Department rules are available on the Office of Administrative Rules Coordinator website.
Department statutes are found in Title 39 and Title 56 of the Idaho code.
All department guidance policies are available in our department library
Executive Order for Transparency in Agency Guidance Documents.



Administrative Rules Unit

If you have questions regarding a Department rulemaking or would like information on how to provide us with your comments, please contact:

Administrative Rules Unit
phone:  (208) 334-5500
fax:  (208) 334-6558

DHW - Administrative Rules Unit
450 W. State Street - 10th Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036