SBOH - Board Meeting
(January 8, 2020) - Predictions

On Wednesday at 9:30am PT @ the Department of Health (DOH), the State Board of Health (SBOH) Board Meeting was scheduled to occur.

  • The SBOH last convened on November 18th where members implemented a ban on vapor products containing vitamin E acetate, following the October 9th meeting where members implemented a new prohibition on “flavored vapor products.”
  • Both actions were undertaken as emergency rulemaking, which by definition (RCW 34.05.350(2)) expires after 120 days unless action is taken to repeal or extend the rules. The initial flavor ban was filed with the Office of the Code Reviser on October 10th and effective immediately, setting its expiration for Friday February 7th. As that date is prior to the SBOH’s next scheduled board meeting on March 11th, we expect the Board will at least discuss its plan for the ban. While there is a Department of Health (DOH) update scheduled on the latest agenda, there is no corresponding rulemaking activity detailed.