PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 181-88 WAC, Definitions of sexual misconduct, verbal abuse and physical abuse -- Mandatory disclosure -- Prohibited agreements.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.410.210 and 28A.410.220.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To do one or more of the following, as deemed appropriate: Make technical adjustments, clarify and change existing provisions, repeal unnecessary wording, repeal provisions unsupported by rule-making authority, or provide greater flexibility or discretion to persons or entities subject to the rules.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Nasue Nishida, Rules Coordinator, Policy and Research Analyst, Professional Educator Standards Board, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, (360) 725-6238, fax (250) [(360)] 586-4548, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Rule changes are conducted at regular meetings of the professional educator standards board. Public comment may be provided via public testimony at PESB meetings and/or via written correspondence to the rules coordinator noted above.
February 10, 2006
Policy and Research Analyst