PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update to chapter 308-20 WAC, Cosmetologists, barbers, manicurists, and estheticians.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.16.030 and 43.24.023.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In an effort to improve the application process for schools and to ensure schools are properly set up for operation the department will be reviewing the need for further licensing requirements and preinspection of the site prior to opening a school.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lawna Knight, Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Cosmetology Program, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-6643, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 664-2550. Additional information will be posted on the cosmetology internet web site as it becomes available at http://dol.wa.gov/business/cosmetology/rulechange.html.
June 4, 2008