King County Board of Health
NOTICE OF RULEMAKING – BOH 17-04
A Regulation Relating to Disclosure of Information by Limited Service Pregnancy Centers
Pursuant to its authority under RCW 70.05.060, the King County Board of Health hereby gives notice of proposed rulemaking. The rule and regulation would add a new title to the Board of Health Code, Title 4A, named Information Disclosure for Care Other Than Health Care, and would add a chapter within this new title. The chapter would require limited service pregnancy centers, as defined in the chapter, to disclose, in the ten most prevalent King County languages and through various means the sentence: “This facility is not a health care facility.” The draft rule and regulation language gives the director of Public Health – Seattle & King County the authority to utilize Board of Health chapter 1.08 to enforce the requirements of this chapter and provides that entities violating this chapter would be subject to a civil penalty of up to one hundred dollars per violation.
A public hearing on the proposed rule at which the public may state their views orally or in writing will be held during the regular meeting of the King County Board of Health, July 20, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in the Metropolitan King County Council Chambers, 10th floor, Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA. Written comments can also be submitted to: King County Board of Health, ATTN: Maria Wood, Public Health – Seattle & King County, 401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1300, Seattle, WA 98104; firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments mailed or delivered to this address must be received by 5 p.m. on the day preceding the Board of Health meeting. Written comments may also be submitted at the Board of Health meeting.
Copies of the proposed rules are available from the same address, by calling 206-263-8791 or on-line at: http://mkcclegisearch.kingcounty.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3092903&GUID=9BE7AE79-09A6-4521-96B6-5066E1DA2631&Options=ID|Text|&Search=BOH17-04.
Dated at Seattle, Washington this 6th day of July, 2017.
KING COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH
KING COUNTY, WASHINGTONMELANI PEDROZA, Clerk of the Board