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WAC 246-282-990 (5) Sanitary Control of Shellfish--Fees Commercial Geoduck Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Testing
Proposal equitably assesses the cost of commercial geoduck Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) testing.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Rick F Porso Comments Closed 4/21/2015 No Comments
Chapter 246-320 WAC Hospital Licensing Regulations (Construciton Standards Only)
Significant Legislative Analysis and Attachement A
HSQA - COMM. HLTH SYST. John L Williams Add Comment 5/7/2015 No Comments
Chapter 246-320 WAC Hospital Licensing Regulations (Construction Standards Only)
Attachment to Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - COMM. HLTH SYST. John L Williams Add Comment 5/7/2015 No Comments
Chapter 246-320 WAC Hospital Licensing Regulations (Construction Standards Only)
Proposes to align the hospital licensing construction regulations of Chapter 246-320 WAC with current federal and national construction standards to comply with RCW 70.41.030.
HSQA - COMM. HLTH SYST. John L Williams Add Comment 5/7/2015 No Comments
WAC 246-815-020 Dental hygiene examination eligibility and WAC 246-815-140 Continuing education for dental hygienist
The proposal eliminates the requirement in WAC 246-815-020 for an applicant for licensure as a dental hygienists to submit a photo taken with the year before he or she submits the application.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Vicki L Brown Add Comment 5/22/2015 No Comments
WAC 246-815-020 Dental hygiene examination eligibility and WAC 246-815-140 Continuing edcation for dental hygienist
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Vicki L Brown Add Comment 5/22/2015 No Comments
Chapter 246-853 WAC Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery prposed amendment or repeal of rules relating to the delegation of the use of laser, light, radiofrequency, and plasma (LLRP) devices as applied to the skin.
Proposal updates the list of examination available for licensure as an osteopathic physician, reduce barriers for delegation of LLRP devices.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 5/13/2015 No Comments
Chapter 246-853 WAC Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery prposed amendment or repeal of rules relating to the delegation of the use of laser, light, radiofrequency, and plasma (LLRP) devices as applied to the skin.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 5/13/2015 No Comments
WAC 246-08-400 How much can a health care provider charge for searching and duplicating health care records
The amendment adjusts the maximum fees health care providers can chanrge. The adjustment is legislatively required to occur every two years, and must be based on the charge in the Consumer Price Index for Seattle-Tacoma area.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Sherry A Thomas Add Comment 5/29/2015 1 Comment
WAC 246-817-450 and WAC 246-817-460 Dental Quality Assurance Sexual Misconduct
Clarifies what forcible or nonconsensual acts are within the definition of sexual misconduct by dental providers.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 5/29/2015 No Comments
WAC 246-490-080, WAC 246-490-081, WAC 246-490-082 Delayed Registration and Certificate of Birth
Proposal strengthens requirements for registration of delyaed birth certificates. The rules define who can apply and forms required.
DCHS - CENTER HLTH STATISTICS Kristin K Reichl Add Comment 5/28/2015 No Comments
Chapter 246-915 WAC Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants
Implements chapter 116, Laws of 2014 that qualified physical therapists to do spinal manipulation after they have received an endorsement from the department
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Krissie A Waidely Add Comment 5/28/2015 No Comments
Chapter 246-915 WAC Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Krissie A Waidely Add Comment 5/28/2015 No Comments
Chapter 246-828 WAC Hearing and Speech--Amending the chapter to implement Chapter 189, Laws of 2014 to establish standards for hearing aid specialists
Amendments to change hearing instrument fitter/dispenser credential to a hearing aid specialist cerdential and added a route to licensure for hearing aid specialists that includes a practical exam and a nine-month certificate from a hearing aid specialist program.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Janette M Benham Add Comment 5/20/2015 No Comments
Chapter 246-828 WAC Hearing and Speech--Amending the chapter to implement Chapter 189, Laws of 2014 to establish standards for hearing aid specialists
Siginficant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Janette M Benham Add Comment 5/20/2015 No Comments


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