SBOH - Health Promotion Committee
(May 19, 2020)

Tuesday May 19, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Observed

The Washington State Board of Health (SBOH) was established by the state constitution in 1889 to provide leadership and advance public health practices that protect and improve the public’s health. It is a separate entity from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) although the Secretary of Health sits on the Board and the SBOH leverages DOH facilities.

This is an electronic meeting via GoToMeetings. Board members will participate online. The public may observe the meeting. The subcommittee will not take formal action or receive public comment. This is a meeting of a subcommittee of the Board, and intended to guide staff preparation related to issues for upcoming Board meetings. The subcommittee will not take formal action or receive public comment. If you have comments you would like to share with the Board, please email us your copies.

SBOH Email (May 18, 2020 3pm PT)

Engagement Options

Phone

Number: +1 (571) 317-3116
Access Code: 298-133-309

Observations

Staff provided a very brief rulemaking update to remind board members present about the second emergency rulemaking to ban vitamin E acetate from vapor products and the more recent initiation of formal rulemaking to more permanent affect.

  • The Washington State Board of Health (SBOH) last convened remotely on April 8th. During the March 11th Board Meeting, members reimplemented emergency rules banning the use of vitamin E acetate in vapor products.
  • SBOH Policy Advisor Samantha Pskowski addressed the three board members present during a brief rulemaking update (audio < 1m).
  • Pskowski indicated the agency had, at the Board's request, filed a CR-101 on May 9th opening formal rulemaking to implement a more permanent ban on the use of vitamin E acetate in vapor products.
    • At publication time, it remained unclear if the SBOH intended for their rulemaking project to impact cannabis vapor products and/or if agency staff planned to collaborate with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) on a directly related rulemaking.

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