WSR 03-22-012

PERMANENT RULES

FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS COUNCIL


[ Filed October 24, 2003, 11:03 a.m. , effective December 1, 2003 ]

Date of Adoption: October 24, 2003.

Purpose: To set forth procedures governing applications for state death investigations account assistance.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.103.090 (1)(d).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-19-099 on September 15, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 6, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 6, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: December 1, 2003.

October 24, 2003

Fred A. Johnson

Chair

RULES RELATING TO THE AUTHORIZATION OF FUNDING ASSISTANCE TO LOCAL JURISDICTIONS FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF MULTIPLE DEATHS
NEW SECTION
WAC 218-10-005   Authority.   This chapter is adopted pursuant to Chapter 142, Washington Laws of 1999, relating to the authority of the Forensic Investigations Council to prescribe rules governing the disbursement of funds to local jurisdictions to assist them in the investigation of multiple deaths involving unanticipated, extraordinary, and catastrophic events, or involving multiple jurisdictions.

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[NEW SECTION]WAC 218-10-010   Purpose.   The purpose of this chapter is to set forth the procedures governing all applications for state death investigations account assistance.

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[NEW SECTION]WAC 218-10-015   Definitions.   (1) "Death investigation budget" shall mean the local jurisdiction's appropriation into the coroner or medical examiner budgets for the determination of cause and manner of death.

(2) "Local jurisdiction" shall mean a city, town, or county of the State of Washington.

(3) "Multiple deaths involving multiple local jurisdictions" shall mean that the deaths occurred in two or more geographically distinct local jurisdictions.

(4) "Unanticipated" shall mean an event having a disproportionate fiscal impact, relative to the local jurisdiction's death investigation budget and which cannot be reasonably foreseen in the normal budget process.

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[NEW SECTION]WAC 218-10-020   Eligibility standards.   (1) Only the following investigations are eligible for funding assistance:

(a) Investigations of multiple deaths involving unanticipated, extraordinary, and catastrophic events; or

(b) Investigations of multiple deaths involving multiple local jurisdictions.

(2) Funding assistance shall be limited to supplementations of the death investigation budget of a local jurisdiction.

(3) Funding assistance shall not be used to supplant monies reasonably available from other state or federal sources.

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[NEW SECTION]WAC 218-10-025   Application process.   To qualify for consideration and eligibility for assistance from the state death investigations account, the legislative authority of the local jurisdiction shall:

(1) Submit to the Forensic Investigations Council an application on a form approved by the Council; and

(2) Provide any additional information requested by the Forensic Investigations Council, in order to evaluate the request for assistance.

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[NEW SECTION]WAC 218-10-030   Effective date.   (1) This Rule shall take effect on December 1, 2003.

(2) Funding assistance shall be available only for death investigations that commenced after August 1, 2003.

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