WSR 19-18-088
[Filed September 4, 2019, 9:35 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: First aid guidelines for law enforcement officers.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 36.28A.445.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Required by initiative and SHB 1064 (2019). The guidelines must: (a) Adopt first aid training requirements; (b) address best practices for securing a scene to facilitate the safe, swift, and effective provision of first aid to anyone injured in a scene controlled by law enforcement or as a result of law enforcement action; and (c) assist agencies and law enforcement officers in balancing the many essential duties of officers with the solemn duty to preserve the life of persons with whom officers come into direct contact.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Derek Zable, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148, phone 206-835-7356, email, web site; or Dan Christman, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148, phone 206-835-7369, email, web site
September 3, 2019
Derek Zable
Human Resources and
Government Affairs Manager