PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Funeral directors and embalmers, WAC 308-49-168(b), 308-48-150, 308-48-160, 308-48-180, 308-48-200, 308-48-350, 308-48-530, and 308-48-800.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.39.175 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments are needed to bring rules into uniformity with SSB 5752.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Study by the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jeanne Todd, Department of Licensing, Funerals, P.O. Box 9012, Olympia, WA 98507, Funerals@dol.wa.gov.
July 15, 2005