WSR 05-19-025

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY


[ Filed September 12, 2005, 9:55 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Substance use and drug testing for student athletes.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The substance use/drug policy for Central Washington University athletes is designed to prevent substance abuse among student athletes by implementing probable-cause drug testing. The intent is to protect the personal health and safety of each athlete as well as to ensure an atmosphere of competitive equality. It will also provide an opportunity to intervene on behalf of an individual who has a drug abuse history or a perceived drug problem.

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 Judy B. Miller, Central Washington University, President's Office, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501, (509) 963-2163, (509) 963-3206, miller@cwu.edu.

September 8, 2005

Jerilyn S. McIntyre

President

Washington State Code Reviser's Office