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WAC 246-105-040Immunization Guidelines based on National Requirements from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Updates reference to the national immunizations standards set by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) from 2013 to 2016 publication.
PCH - OFFICE OF ASST SECRETARY Ellie M Mcmillan Comments Closed 5/24/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-12 WAC, Suicide Prevention Trainings for Health Care Professionals
Department of Health is proposing to add new sections to chapter 246-12 WAC to establish minimum standards for suicide prevention trainings for health care professionals.
HSQA - COMM. HLTH SYST. Karyn M Brownson Comments Closed 5/25/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-12 WAC, Suicide Prevention Trainings for Health Care Professionals
Significant Analysis
HSQA - COMM. HLTH SYST. Karyn M Brownson Comments Closed 5/25/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-817-130, -135, and -140 License without examination for dentist licensed in another state who apply for Washington State licensure
The proposed rule eliminates conflict with RCW 18.32.215 by eliminating reference to clinical examination requirements. It repeals WAC 246-817-130 and -140, and combines and modifies duplicated license requirements in WAC 246-817-130 and -135 into WAC 246-817-135.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 5/27/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-817-130, -135, and -140 License without examination for dentist licensed in another state who apply for Washington State licensure
Significant Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 5/27/2016 1 Comment
WAC 246-817-510, -520, -525, -540, and -545. Dentist delegation of duties to dental assistants and expanded function dental auxiliaries
The proposed rule amendments update the scope of practice for registered dental assistants and licensed expanded function dental auxiliaries. Proposed rules amend the allowable and prohibited task list to current practice standards eliminating confusion for dental professionals and the public receiving dental care.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 5/27/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-817-510, -520, -525, -540, and -545. Dentist delegation of duties to dental assistants and expanded function dental auxiliaries
Significant Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 5/27/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-980-140 Home Care Aide Scope of Practice
Amending Home Care Aide rules to provide skills acquisition training to elderly and vulnerable clients to align with recent Department of Social and Health Services rule revisions.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Stacey K Saunders Add Comment 6/13/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-935-290 Veterinary Board of Governors qualified organizations list approved.
Proposed rule adds board approved colleges or schools of veterinary medicine to list of approved CE course providers for licensed veterinary technicians.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Loralei M Walker Add Comment 6/10/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-935-290 Veterinary Board of Governors qualified organizations list approved.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Loralei M Walker Add Comment 6/10/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-851-370 Employed doctors of Optometry, franchises and equipment use agreements.
Proposes to eliminate the restriction on compensation based on percentage of exams given while still requirement optometrists to remain cognizant of their responsibilities as licensed optometrists.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Loralei M Walker Add Comment 6/10/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-851-370 Employed doctors of Optometry, franchises and equipment use agreements.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Loralei M Walker Add Comment 6/10/2016 1 Comment
WAC Chapter 246-220 General Provisions, 246-221 Radiation Protection Standards, 246-231 Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials, 246-232 Licensing Applicability, 246-233 Radioactive materials-General Licenses, 246-235 Radioactive Licenses- Specific Licenses, 246-237 Physical Protection Categories 1 & 2, 246-243 Industrial Radiography, and 246-252 Uranium or Thorium milling.
Requires to compliance with RCW 70.98.050 State Radiation Control Agency, and RCW 70.98.110 Federal-state agreements.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Vicki M Bouvier Add Comment 6/7/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-918-185 (New) Medical Quality Assurance Commission training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management, for allopathic physician assistants.
Proposes rules that implement suicide prevention training as required in ESHB 2315.
MQAC - MED QUAL ASSUR UNIT Daidria Pittman Add Comment 6/15/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-918-185 (New) Medical Quality Assurance Commission training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management, for allopathic physician assistants.
Significant Legislative Analysis
MQAC - MED QUAL ASSUR UNIT Daidria Pittman Add Comment 6/15/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-843 WAC Nursing Home Administrators
Proposal clarifies, streamlines, and modernize rules to current industry standards and will respond to RCW 432.70.041 requiring the department to review all chapters to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens without compromising public health and safety.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Kendra N Pitzler Add Comment 6/14/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-843 WAC Nursing Home Administrators
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Kendra N Pitzler Add Comment 6/14/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-933-350 Release of Veterinary Prescription
Proposed rule requires veterinarians to provide clients a written prescription for prescribed medications on request.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Loralei M Walker Add Comment 6/6/2016 1 Comment
WAC 246-933-350 Release of Veterinary Prescription
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Loralei M Walker Add Comment 6/6/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-851 Optometry Drug List and WAC 246-851-590 Guidelines for the use of Oral Schedule III through V controlled substances and legend drugs.
Reauthorizing Optometrists to use hydrocodone combination products with help manage severe eye pain in patients more effectively and with fewer side effects than Schedule III pain medications.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Loralei M Walker Add Comment 5/31/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-247-035 National standards adopted by reference for sources of radionuclide emissions
proposal is necessary to update the publication date of rules previously adopted by reference in WAC 246-247-035 National standards.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Michelle K Austin Add Comment 6/21/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-296 WAC Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
Proposed rule removes the reference of Department of Commerce and Public Works to align with SESSB 5251
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Theresa M Phillips Add Comment 6/21/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-562 WAC Physician J-1 Visa Waivers
Amends selected sections of the J1 Visa program requirements so that it better aligns with federal requirements.
HSQA - COMM. HLTH SYST. Renee A Fullerton Add Comment 7/7/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-562 WAC Physician J-1 Visa Waivers
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - COMM. HLTH SYST. Renee A Fullerton Add Comment 7/7/2016 No Comments


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