WSR 17-17-014
[Filed August 7, 2017, 11:08 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 4-30-010 Definitions, 4-30-024 What public records are available?, 4-30-038 Fees, 4-30-050 What are the requirements concerning records and clients confidential information?, 4-30-051 What are the requirements concerning client records, including response to requests by clients and former clients for records?, and 4-30-140 What are the authority, structure, and processes for investigations and sanctions?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.04.055.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board of accountancy proposes amending:
WAC 4-30-010 to add a definition for authorized person to the section.
WAC 4-30-024 and 4-30-038 to rename and better conform the sections to: (1) Recent changes in the law concerning public records; (2) model rules recommended by the attorney general's office (chapter 44-14 WAC); and (3) current agency practices.
WAC 4-30-050 and 4-30-051 to rename and incorporate aspects of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct into the sections.
WAC 4-30-140 to rename, clarify, and simplify the section by allowing for the establishment of policies to define the responsibilities, process, and procedures for performing investigations and resolving disciplinary matters.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Charles E. Satterlund, Executive Director, Washington State Board of Accountancy, P.O. Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507-9131, phone 360-586-0785, fax 360-664-9190, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email, web site
August 8 [7], 2017
Charles E. Satterlund, CPA, CIA
Executive Director