Department of HealthRules Comment

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You can read and comment on all Department of Health proposed rules (CR-102 notices) during the official comment period. Some draft rules may be posted here also. When you comment on a rule through this website your comments become part of the public record. Your comments help in the decision to adopt the rule as proposed or to revise the proposal if appropriate. Everyone who comments on a proposed rule will get a copy of the Department's official response to the comments.

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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
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 Comments Closed 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 Comments Closed 5/20/2015 No Comments
Chapter 246-834 WAC Midwives Educational Requirements
Proposed rules provide a bridge program for midwives who have completed national certificaiton as a certified professional midwife but do not meet all the requirements for a Washington credential.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Kathy A Weed houck Add Comment 6/15/2015 No Comments
Chapter 246-834 WAC Midwives Educational Requirements
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Kathy A Weed houck Add Comment 6/15/2015 No Comments
Chapter 246-455 WAC Hospital Discharge Information
Amends CHARS data by establshing types of data files, creating a methodology for determining when indirect patient identfiers may become direct identifiers, and allowing options for creating a public data file to include either removing data or aggregating or anonymizing data.
DCHS - CENTER HLTH STATISTICS Kristin K Reichl Add Comment 6/10/2015 No Comments
Chapter 246-455 WAC Hospital Discharge Information
Significant Legislative Analysis
DCHS - CENTER HLTH STATISTICS Kristin K Reichl Add Comment 6/10/2015 No Comments


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