WSR 13-19-078
[Filed September 17, 2013, 2:44 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-10-701 Administrative review of initial orders, the department is considering making the emergency rule of WAC 246-10-701 a permanent rule to specify that if no request for an administrative review of an initial order is received within twenty-one days, the initial order becomes final.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.130.050, 18.130.095.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 109, Laws of 2013, allows an additional administrative review of an initial order in an adjudicative proceeding. Reviewing an order absent a specific request for review by either party or the secretary would cause undue delay in the effectiveness of an order that a health law judge has issued to preserve the public health and safety.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. To receive information on rule-making activities interested parties and stakeholders are encouraged to join the department's listserv (WA-DOHRULES246). Please address questions and/or comments to Tami Thompson, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Office of the Secretary Policy, Legislative, and Constituent Relations Office, P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 236-4044, fax (360) 586-7424, e-mail
September 17, 2013
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH