Current and Anticipated Rule Making 2013
The State Board of Health adopts rules according to
and consistent with the state's
Administrative Procedures Act.
The Board regulates our state's public health efforts
in immunization, safe drinking water, small on-site sewage disposal
control of infectious and non-infectious diseases, and
assuring safe and healthful conditions in our
environment with special emphasis on schools, eating
establishments, and recreation sites. Its rules govern
many operations within local health jurisdictions and
certain practices among private health care providers,
health facilities, schools, child care centers, and some
businesses, such as restaurants and hotels. They also
guide some activities of the state
Department of Health.
Any person may
state agency to adopt, repeal, or amend any rule.
This page describes the status of current or recent
(within the last year) rule reviews. For a complete
listing and summary of the Board's rule making authority
please refer to the
Powers and Duties. For historic rule
making, please see the
The Washington State Legislature provides detailed
laws and agency rules.
The Board delegates some of its rule making functions
Department of Health
policy. The Board has
flow chart that
outlines the roles and processes under which the Board
normally works with the state Department of Health to
develop and approve these rules.
Executive Order 11-03 suspended agency rule making
through the end of 2012, unless the rule making met
certain exemption criteria.
Her goal was to help support the
economy by giving small businesses and local governments
more time to devote their full attention to creating
jobs and helping communities. For more information,
the original executive order and the
GLOSSARY: On these pages are references to
CR-101s, CR-102s and CR-103s. A CR-101 provides
notice to the public that the Board is considering
developing a new rule, amending an existing rule, or
repealing an entire rule or sections of a rule. A
CR-102 announces to the public that a rule is being
proposed. A CR-103 marks the filing of the
If you have any questions about this process, please
Michelle Davis at 360-236-4105.
Index to Current
& Anticipated Rule Making
Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
Healthy Behaviors (Formerly
Children's Health and Well-Being