Administrative Policy Writing
What part of a rule do you cite?
When citing to an agency rule or statute, you have to
decide what specific text you are referring to.
Sometimes a writer wants to refer to an entire regulatory
program, like the rules on medical waste, as a whole.
However, when government writers cite to the TAC, they
are usually citing to a
within a rule
that is relevant to the matter at issue.
Generally speaking, you should write a citation that takes
the reader to the specific subsection or subpart of the rule
that contains the text you are citing.