WSR 07-21-074



[ Filed October 15, 2007, 4:38 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-11-120.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-20-160 ((Ambulances)) Medical aid, amending this section to not only address requirements of a racing association to provide medical aid personnel and equipment during training and live racing, but to also change the title of this section.

Hearing Location(s): Emerald Downs Racetrack, 2800 Emerald Downs Drive, 3rd Floor, Auburn, WA 98001, on December 13, 2007, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 13, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail, fax (360) 459-6461, by December 7, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by December 7, 2007, TTY (360) 459-6462.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The provisions of the current rule related to "horse ambulance" is now obsolete. A new section, WAC 260-20-165, was adopted on June 18, 2007, to address the requirements of an equine ambulance. WAC 260-20-160 is being amended to address medical aid personnel and equipment for the human participants of horse racing.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Provides greater safety measures to our human participants, both during racing and training periods.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington horse racing commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462; Implementation and Enforcement: Robert M. Leichner, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

October 15, 2007

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Rules of racing, filed 4/21/61)

WAC 260-20-160   ((Ambulances.)) Medical aid.   ((Racing associations shall furnish and maintain both a man ambulance and a horse ambulance each day that their tracks may be opened for racing or exercising horses, equipped and ready for immediate duty.)) (1) Racing associations must provide a vehicle properly equipped and staffed with two emergency medical technicians, one hour before post time until the last race is official, each day the track is open for racing.

(2) Class A or B racing associations must also provide a first-aid room equipped with at least two beds and other appropriate equipment.

[Rules of racing, 329, filed 4/21/61.]

Washington State Code Reviser's Office