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WAC 246-809-990 Licensed Counselor and Associate Fees and Renewal Cycle, WAC 246-810-990 Counselors Fees and Renewal Cycle, and WAC 246-811-990 Chemical Dependency Professionals and Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee Fees and Renewal Cycle
Current licensing fees for these program do not generate sufficient revenue to cover the full cost of administering these licensing programs.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Sherry A Thomas Add Comment 8/22/2017 63 Comments
WAC 246-827 Medical Assistant, WAC 246-836-990 Naturopathic Physician, WAC 246-843-990 Nursing Home Administrator, WAC 246-845-990 Nursing Pool, WAC 246-849-990 Ocularist Fees and Renewal Cycle
Proposes fees to generate sufficient revenue to cover the full cost of administering these licensing programs.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Megan N Mikkelsen Add Comment 8/22/2017 31 Comments
WAC 246-812-990 Denturist Fees and Renewal Cycle
Proposes fees reduction to align licensing fee revenues with the actual costs of regulating the profession and to attain an appropriate fund balance.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Nancy J Elliott Add Comment 8/22/2017 1 Comment
WAC 246-490-200 Electronic Death Registration
Proposes a new rule to require the electronic reporting of deaths.
DCHS - CENTER HLTH STATISTICS Daniel T O'neill Add Comment 9/5/2017 4 Comments
WAC 246-817-120 Dental Examination Content
Proposed rules clarify that a complete clinical examination must be passed through one testing agency, and changes "consider acceptance of" to "accept" for the Canada clinical examination
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 9/1/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-817-120 Dental Examination Content
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 9/1/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-827-990 Medical Assistant, WAC 246-836-990 Naturopathic Physician, WAC 246-843-990 Nursing Home Administrator, WAC 246-845-990 Nursing Pool, and WAC 246-849-990 Ocularist Fees and Renewal Cycle.
Fee narrative
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Megan N Mikkelsen Add Comment 8/22/2017 19 Comments
WAC 246-840-015 Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission Collection of Demographic Data at the Time of Nursing Licensure
Proposes new rules to require all nurses to submit demographic data during licensure
NCQAC - NURS CARE QUALITY COM Carole M Reynolds Add Comment 8/25/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-840-015 Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission Collection of Demographic Data at the Time of Nursing Licensure
Significant Analysis
NCQAC - NURS CARE QUALITY COM Carole M Reynolds Add Comment 8/25/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-869-040 New Pharmacy Registrations and WAC 246-869-190 Pharmacy Inspections
Proposed rules change the inspection model used by Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission conducting routine inspections of pharmacies in Washington State
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Tracy M West Add Comment 9/7/2017 6 Comments
WAC 246-869-040 New Pharmacy Registrations and WAC 246-869-190 Pharmacy Inspections
Significant Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Tracy M West Add Comment 9/7/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-817-110,-155,-160,-220 Dental Licensure Rules.
Proposed rule amends deletes reference to approved by or administered by the direction of Dental Quality Assurance Commission in WAC 246-817-110,-160,-220.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 10/23/2017 No Comments


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