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WAC 246-940-990 Certified Animal Massage Practitioner, WAC 246-841-990 Nursing Assistant, and WAC 246-830-990 Massage Fees and Renewal Cycle.
Current licensing fees do not generate sufficient revenue to cover the full cost of administering these licensing programs.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Sherry A Thomas Comments Closed 4/28/2016 1 Comment
Chapter 246-811 WAC Chemical Dependency Professionals (CDP)and CDP Trainees.
Proposes to establish an alternative method for specified health care practitioners whose scope of practice includes treatment of chemical dependency to become certified as a chemical dependency professional including education, experience, and national certification requirements
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Bradford H Burnham Comments Closed 4/28/2016 39 Comments
Chapter 246-811 WAC Chemical Dependency Professionals (CDP)and CDP Trainees.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Bradford H Burnham Comments Closed 4/28/2016 11 Comments
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 Add Comment 5/24/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-840-045, WAC 246-840-090, WAC 246-840-130, WAC 246-840-500 through-575. Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission updating rules and renumber sections.
Proposed rule address standards for commission approval of Nursing Education Programs and solves updated requirements and refresher course programs.
NCQAC - NURS CARE QUALITY COM Mindy L Schaffner Add Comment 5/13/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-840-045, WAC 246-840-090, WAC 246-840-130, WAC 246-840-500 through-575. Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission updating rules and renumber sections.
Significant Legislative Analysis
NCQAC - NURS CARE QUALITY COM Mindy L Schaffner Add Comment 5/13/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-272C-0150 On-site Sewage Tanks List to the sewage tank registered list.
Proposed rule is to repeal WAC 246-272C-0150 because it is obsolete.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Theresa M Phillips Add Comment 5/17/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-919-435 Medical Quality Assurance Commission Training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management for allopathic physicians
Proposed rule implements suicide prevention training as required in ESHB 2315 as well as ESHB 1424.
MQAC - MED QUAL ASSUR UNIT Daidria Pittman Add Comment 5/4/2016 6 Comments
WAC 246-919-435 Medical Quality Assurance Commission Training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management for allopathic physicians
Significant Legislative Analysis
MQAC - MED QUAL ASSUR UNIT Daidria Pittman Add Comment 5/4/2016 2 Comments
WAC 246-924-046, 246-924-047, 246-924-100, and WAC 246-924-480 Examining Board of Psychology Allowable Course Work
Proposed rules allow an applicant the opportunity to complete and submit up two required courses outside of their doctoral degree program as a condition for licensure in Washington State.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Kim-boi Shadduck Add Comment 5/13/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-924-046, 246-924-047, 246-924-100, and WAC 246-924-480 Examining Board of Psychology Allowable Course Work
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Kim-boi Shadduck Add Comment 5/13/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-919-421,-430,-460,-470, repealing WAC 246-919-450, and adding WAC 246-919-422 Medical Quality Assurance Commission Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Proposed rules reflect current practice of specialty boards, which do not issue certificates regarding CME equivalency. The proposed rules also make technical edits to eliminate redundancy.
MQAC - MED QUAL ASSUR UNIT Daidria Pittman Add Comment 5/4/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-919-421,-430,-460,-470, repealing WAC 246-919-450, and adding WAC 246-919-422 Medical Quality Assurance Commission Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Significant Legislative Analysis
MQAC - MED QUAL ASSUR UNIT Daidria Pittman Add Comment 5/4/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-860-100 Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission Sexual Misconduct Rules
The Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission is proposing amendments to sexual misconduct standards to clarify what forcible or nonconsensual acts are within the definition of sexual misconduct by a pharmacist, or pharmacy intern, technician or assistant.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett W Lorentson Add Comment 5/19/2016 1 Comment
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 Add Comment 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 Add Comment 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 No Comments
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


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