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WAC 246-918-801 Exclusions (physician assistants) and WAC 246-919-851 Exclusions (physicians).
The Washington Medical Commission (commission) is proposing amendments to expand the types of patients who are exempt from certain provisions of rule when being prescribed opioid drugs.
WMC - WASHINGTON MEDICAL COMMISSION Daidria A Boyd Add Comment 5/20/2022 No Comments
WAC 246-853-655 (new) Administration of deep sedation and general anesthesia by osteopathic physicians in dental offices.
The Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (board) is proposing a new rule section to regulate the provision of anesthesia by osteopathic physicians in a dental setting.
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Rebecca A Mcelhiney Add Comment 5/20/2022 No Comments
WAC 246-853-655 (new) Administration of deep sedation and general anesthesia by osteopathic physicians in dental offices.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Rebecca A Mcelhiney Add Comment 5/20/2022 No Comments
Chapter 246-455 WAC, Hospital Patient Discharge Information Reporting.
The proposed rules prescribe new patient demographic information reported by hospitals; establish a waiver process; strengthen protections of patient health care information to align with federal law changes; clarify and add requirements for data collection and reporting; establish formalized procedures for requesting hospital patient discharge data; prescribe direct and indirect patient identifiers; update or add definitions; make technical updates and clarifications to existing rules; and establish fees for data files and analysis.
DCHS - CENTER HLTH STATISTICS Katitza S Holthaus Add Comment 5/24/2022 No Comments
Chapter 246-455 WAC, Hospital Patient Discharge Information Reporting.
Significant Legislative Analysis
DCHS - CENTER HLTH STATISTICS Katitza S Holthaus Add Comment 5/24/2022 No Comments
Chapter 246-455 WAC, Hospital Patient Discharge Information Reporting.
Fee Analysis
DCHS - CENTER HLTH STATISTICS Katitza S Holthaus Add Comment 5/24/2022 No Comments
WAC 246-840-990 Nursing Fees and Renewal Cycle
The department in consultation with the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission is proposing fee increases for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced registered nurse practitioners.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Ross D Valore Add Comment 6/13/2022 23 Comments


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