WSR 05-12-149

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed June 1, 2005, 11:42 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 180-85 WAC, Professional certification--Continuing education requirement; chapter 180-86 WAC, Professional certification--Policies and procedures for administration of certification proceedings; chapter 180-87 WAC, Professional certification--Acts of unprofessional conduct; and chapter 180-88 WAC, Definitions of sexual misconduct, verbal abuse and physical abuse--Mandatory disclosure--Prohibited agreements.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.410.010, 28A.195.010 (3)(a), 28A.410.090, 28A.400.301.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To do one or more of the following, as deemed appropriate: Make technical adjustments, clarify existing provisions, repeal unnecessary wording, repeal provisions unsupported by rule-making authority, or provide greater flexibility or discretion to persons or entities subject to the rules.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making ; and early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Larry Davis, Executive Director, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, (360) 725-6025, fax (360) 586-2357, e-mail ldavis@ospi.wednet.edu or sbe@ospi.wednet.edu. Rule changes are conducted at regular meetings of the State Board of Education. Written correspondence should be addressed to "Rules Coordinator" at the address above.

May 31, 2005

Larry Davis

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office