Administrative Codes

The Mississippi Administrative Code (Admin. Code) Title 18, Mississippi Department of Human Services is a compilation of rules that govern how the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) is administered. The Admin. Code is divided into parts, chapters and rules which outline the Agency’s policies and procedures. MDHS is required to file policies with the Secretary of State in accordance with the Mississippi Administrative Procedures Act, Miss. Admin. Code §§ 25-43-1.101 – 25-43-1.107.

MDHS has seven (7) programmatic divisions: Early Childhood Care and Development, Youth Services, Economic Assistance, Workforce Development and Partnership Management, Aging and Adult Services, Child Support Enforcement and Community Services. These Divisions are monitored and supported by the Office of Compliance, the Office of the Inspector General, General Counsel, the Special Assistant to the Attorney General’s Office assigned to MDHS and the Office of the Executive Director. The policies below provide general guidance to a variety of users and are subject to change resulting from amended or superseding Federal and State Regulations.


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Part 1: General Provisions
Part 3: Child Support Policy Manual
Part 4: Whistleblower Policy
Part 8: MDHS Subgrant Manual
Part 13: TANF Policy Manual (Economic Assistance)
Part 14: SNAP Policy Manual (Economic Assistance)
Part 15: Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Plan (Community Services)
Part 16: Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) State Plan (Community Services)
Part 17: Child Care Payment Program Policy Manual
Part 19: TANF State Plan (Economic Assistance)
Part 20: Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) State Plan (Community Services)
Part 22: Public Records Request
Part 23: Administrative Hearings
Part 24: LIHEAP Policy Manual (Community Services)
Part 25: Adult Protective Services (APS) Program Administration
Part 26: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Manual
Part 27: Benefit Recovery
Part 28: Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Policy Manual
Part 29: Division of Youth Services, Office of Community Services Policy Manual