PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
[Filed December 3, 1997, 10:35 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-05-001, 246-05-010 and 246-05-030, Local public health guidelines.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.580.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rules need to be reviewed to assure that they are clear, up to date, and reflect the implementation of the public health improvement plan as required by RCW 43.70.580.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department will be working with the State Board of Health in reviewing the existing rules, because the statutory authority for parts of this chapter is shared with the board. Agency staff will continue to coordinate with Board staff and will provide periodic updates to the board.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department will work with the State Board of Health, County Commissioners, local health jurisdictions and other interested parties in developing any amendments. The department will brief the State Board of Health at public meetings, at the request of the board. Other public meetings will be held as needed.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Terry Reid, Office of Policy and Planning, Mailstop 7815, 1102 S.E. Quince Street, Olympia, WA 98504-7815, (360) 705-6064, (360) 705-6077.
December 2, 1997