WSR 02-03-087

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


(Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers)

[ Filed January 17, 2002, 11:44 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: To inform licensees and the public that the board intends to amend existing rules, adopt uniform rules concerning cremation, and adopt new rules concerning board policy.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.39.175.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To amend existing rules for clarity, to bring terminology in line with present industry standards, to adopt uniform rules concerning cremation of human remains for consistency between the funeral and cemetery boards, and to bring existing board policy into rule.

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 providing written comments to the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, P.O. Box 9012, Olympia, WA 98507-9012, phone (360) 664-1555, fax (360) 586-4414.

January 15, 2002

Jon Donnellan

Administrator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office