WSR 11-06-063

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2011-04 -- Filed March 2, 2011, 8:43 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Board of directors of the Joint Underwriting Association for Midwifery and Birthing Centers Malpractice Insurance.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060 and 48.87.100.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Under this rule making the commissioner will consider amending the existing rule to change the composition of the board of the directors.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by April 15, 2011, to Jim Tompkins, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, e-mail jimt@oic.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-3109.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jim Tompkins, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, e-mail jimt@oic.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-3109.

March 2, 2011

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

Washington State Code Reviser's Office