WSR 17-07-122
(Financial Services Administration)
[Filed March 21, 2017, 3:58 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Background checks processes relating to treatment of certificates of restoration of opportunity (CROP) as mandated by RCW 9.97.020 (4)(a); amending WAC 388-06-0700, adding new sections to chapter 388-06 WAC. The department is also considering adding new sections to chapter 388-06A WAC, and/or other related rules as may be appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.97.020 Certificate of restoration of opportunityQualified applicantsStates, counties, municipal departments, boards, officers, or agencies authorized may not disqualifyExceptionsImmunityQualified courts have jurisdiction to issue certificatesEmployers, housing providersDepartment of social and health servicesWashington state patrolCourt recordsJudicial proceedingsDepartment of healthNotice by applicantCertain superior courts may decline to consider applicationsCertificate transmittalDuties of administrative office of the courts.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 9.97.020 mandates that the department promulgate rules relating to CROP certificates.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Teva Weissman, Rule and Policy Analyst, Background Check Central Unit, P.O. Box 45025, Olympia, WA 98504-5025, phone (360) 902-0237, email
March 21, 2017
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator