WSR 08-19-040

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed September 10, 2008, 4:13 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-48 WAC, Funeral directors and embalmers, clarify the licensing examination process.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.39.175 Board -- Duties and responsibilities -- Compensation -- Travel expenses -- Rules.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Licensing examinations are moving to a computer based testing format using the national examination and grading procedures of the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards. New rules will clarify the examination process and procedures.

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 Dennis McPhee, Program Manager, Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9045, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-1555, fax (360) 570-7098, Funerals@dol.wa.gov.

September 9, 2008

Joe Vincent Jr.

Administrator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office