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PDFWAC 208-690-180

Authority to conduct examinations and investigations.

(1) When may the department examine or investigate my business? See RCW 19.230.130(1).
(2) If the director determines that there is a danger that original records may be destroyed, altered, or removed to deny access, or hinder an examination or investigation, or that original documents are necessary for the preparation of a criminal referral, the director may take possession of originals of any items described in this section, regardless of the source of such items. Originals and copies taken by the director may be held, returned, or forwarded to other regulatory or law enforcement officials as determined necessary by the director.
(3) The licensee, applicant, or person subject to licensing under this chapter must pay the cost of examinations and investigations as specified in RCW 19.230.320 and WAC 208-690-170.
(4) The director may retain attorneys, accountants, or other professionals and specialists as examiners, auditors or investigators, to conduct or assist in the conduct or examinations or investigations. The cost of these services must be borne by the person who is the subject of the examination or investigation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040 and 19.230.310. WSR 18-13-108, § 208-690-180, filed 6/19/18, effective 8/1/18; WSR 16-14-022, § 208-690-180, filed 6/27/16, effective 8/1/16; WSR 13-24-021, § 208-690-180, filed 11/22/13, effective 1/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040, 19.230.310, 2010 c 37. WSR 10-20-123, § 208-690-180, filed 10/5/10, effective 11/5/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.230.310 and 43.320.040. WSR 04-15-005, § 208-690-180, filed 7/7/04, effective 8/7/04.]
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