WSR 18-03-164
[Filed January 23, 2018, 10:59 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-339 WAC, Blood establishments, the department of health (department) is considering amendments to certain provisions of the chapter regarding the department's registration requirements for blood establishments that except hospitals from providing proof of a Federal Drug Administration license. The department may amend other rules in the chapter or make grammatical corrections as needed.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.040 and chapter 70.335 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering amending the chapter in response to a petition received in August 2017. The petition was received following the final adoption of new chapter 246-339 WAC, Blood establishments, filed on June 23, 2017, under WSR 17-14-026. The rules were adopted pursuant to SHB 2580 (chapter 47, Laws of 2016), which was later codified into chapter 70.335 RCW.
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 rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Susan Walker, Manager, 20425 72nd Avenue South, Suite 310, Kent, WA 98032, phone 253-395-6745, fax 253-872-6803, TTY 360-833-6388 or 711, email
Additional comments: Interested persons may sign up for the blood establishments' interested parties list (GovDelivery) at All rule-making notices will be emailed via GovDelivery and program email lists, and interested parties will be invited to participate in public rules meetings and submit written comments for consideration.
January 23, 2018
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH