Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1996 NO. 2 > Feb 6 1996

In the absence of specific legislative direction to the contrary, the state and the counties are each legally responsible for one-half of the employer contributions required to be made to provide fringe benefits for superior court judges.

AGO 1994 NO. 18 > Oct 19 1994

The Department of Labor and Industries has authority in prescribing the conduct of medical examinations conducted pursuant to the state's industrial insurance program (RCW 51.32.110) to prohibit the patient and third parties from recording such examinations, and such action is not inconsistent with RCW 9.73.030 or other Washington law.