PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
[Filed December 22, 1997, 3:50 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-05-020 Appendix--County, city or town in a public health district, department or county-city department.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.20.050 and 70.46.080.
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 [that rules] are consistent with current responsibilities and financing of local health jurisdictions.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The State Board of Health and Department of Health are reviewing the existing rules, due to shared statutory authority for parts of this chapter.
Process for Developing New Rule: The State Board of Health and the Department of Health are working collaboratively with county commissioners, local health jurisdictions and other interested parties in developing any amendments. The development of any amendments will be discussed at the Board of Health at public meetings, and other public meetings 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 17, 1997
S. I. Beck