WSR 09-20-073

EXPEDITED RULES

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2009-18 -- Filed October 5, 2009, 11:41 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Long-term care producer licensing and education rule repealing WAC 284-54-750 which is superseded by WAC 284-17-262.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Donna Dorris, Insurance Commissioner, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, e-mail Donnad@oic.wa.gov , AND RECEIVED BY January 5, 2010.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To repeal WAC 284-54-750, adopted in September of 1987. WAC 284-54-750 sets specific licensing certification and special education course requirements for licensees involved in the transaction of long-term care insurance. WAC 284-17-262 adopted in November 2008 supersedes the requirements of WAC 284-54-750.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: WAC 284-54-750 and 284-17-262 both relate to certification by an insurer of completion of long-term care insurance education due dates, and are inconsistent. This creates confusion for licensees required to submit information.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 48.83.170.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 48.83 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Mile [Mike] Kreidler, insurance commissioner, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Donna Dorris, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, (360) 725-7040; Implementation: John Hamje, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, (360) 725-7262; and Enforcement: Carol Sureau, P.O. Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255, (360) 725-7050.

October 5, 2009

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 284-54-750 Standards for education of licensees soliciting long-term care contracts.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office