WSR 17-21-010
[Filed October 6, 2017, 8:23 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Standardization of sexual assault kits for the state of Washington.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.43.545, 43.43.546.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Washington state patrol (WSP) has been mandated to create, operate and participate in a statewide sexual assault kit (SAK) tracking system for the purpose of tracking the location and status of SAKs throughout the criminal justice system. Rules are needed to ensure all SAKs used within the state of Washington are standardized for barcode tracking in the SAK tracking system.
Process for Developing New Rule: WSP welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, WSP will file a proposed rule making (CR-102) with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dr. Stephen Guest, 2203 Airport Way South, Seattle, WA 98134, email
October 4, 2017
John R. Batiste