WSR 02-19-059


[ Filed September 12, 2002, 11:07 a.m. ]



The Washington Attorney General issues formal published opinions in response to requests by the heads of state agencies, state legislators, and county prosecuting attorneys. When it appears that individuals outside the Attorney General's Office have information or expertise that will assist in the preparation of a particular opinion, a summary of that opinion request will be published in the state register. If you are interested in commenting on a request listed in this volume of the register, you should notify the Attorney General's Office of your interest by October 9, 2002. This is not the due date by which comments must be received. However, if you do not notify the Attorney General's Office of your interest in commenting on an opinion request by this date, the opinion may be issued before your comments have been received. You may notify the Attorney General's Office of your intention to comment by calling (360) 664-3027, or by writing to the Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General, P.O. Box 40100, Olympia, WA 98504-0100. When you notify the office of your intention to comment, you will be provided with a copy of the opinion request in which you are interested; information about the Attorney General's Opinion process; information on how to submit your comments; and a due date by which your comments must be received to ensure that they are fully considered.

The Attorney General's Office seeks public input on the following opinion request(s).

02-09-02 Request by Mike Kreidler,
State Insurance Commissioner

1). Does WSHIP (Washington State Health Insurance Pool) possess the authority to incorporate (or reorganize) as a nonprofit corporation under RCW 24.06?

2). If WSHIP possesses the authority to incorporate under RCW 24.06, may it also avail itself of the limitations on liability of directors, officers and employees under RCW 4.24.264 and 24.06.035?

3). If it does not possess the authority to incorporate, may the Insurance Commissioner approve a plan of operation under RCW 48.41.040(4) that limits the liability of WSHIP's directors, officers, and employees in accord with those established by RCW 4.24.264 and 24.06.035?

Washington State Code Reviser's Office