WSR 23-04-053
[Filed January 27, 2023, 9:16 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Creating new WAC to implement HB [ESHB] 1326 (2021) and RCW 43.101.480 that requires training, exemption from trainings, and the certification of medical examiners, coroners, and medical legal investigators.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.101.080 and 43.101.480.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Establish basic curriculum requirements for certification, establish protocol for notice of hire and separation from an agency to allow to track certification compliance for agencies under RCW 43.101.480, and expand and establish standards per RCW 43.101.480 (4)(a) (meet the recommendations of the national commission on forensic science for certification and accreditation) to include continuing education requirements for continued certification.
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 206-793-6332, email, website
January 27, 2023
Derek Zable
Records Manager