Back in June, Washington State's Department of Licensing Collection Agency Board (Board) enacted an emergency rule waiving branch office licensing requirements for collection agency employees who transitioned to work from home in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, with the emergency rule's expiration date slowly approaching, the Board extended the emergency rule by a 3-2 vote. The emergency rule is now in effect until February 17, 2021, while the Board works on a permanent rule.

The meeting agenda can be found here. The recording of the meeting can be found here.


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