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WAC 246-853-600 Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery Sexual Misconduct
Proposed rule clarifies and updates the sexual misconduct rule to establish what forcible or nonconsensual acts are within the definition of sexual misconduct by osteopathic physicians.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Comments Closed 9/21/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-922-600 Podiatric Medical Board Sexual Misconduct
Proposed rule clarifies and updates the sexual misconduct rule to establish what forcible or nonconsensual acts are within the definition of sexual misconduct by podiatric physicians.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 10/11/2016 1 Comment
WAC 246-854-200 Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery Board Sexual Misconduct for Osteopathic Physician Assistants
Proposed rule clarifies and updates the sexual misconduct rule to establish what forcible or nonconsensual acts are within the definition of sexual misconduct by osteopathic physician assistants.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Comments Closed 9/21/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-305 WAC Certification of Independent Review Organizations (IRO's) repeal
Proposed rule transfers all regulatory authority of IRO's from the Department of Health to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. This repeals all sections of the chapter as of 01/01/2017 to implement chapter 139, Laws of 2016.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Sherry A Thomas Add Comment 10/24/2016 1 Comment
Chapter 246-290 WAC Group A Public Water Supplies
The proposed rule adopts the federal Revised Total Coliform Rule.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Theresa M Phillips Add Comment 9/28/2016 1 Comment
Chapter 246-290 WAC Group A Public Water Supplies
Significant Legislative Analysis
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Theresa M Phillips Add Comment 9/28/2016 2 Comments
WAC 246-860-100 Pharmacy Sexual Misconduct
Proposes to amend 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 9/28/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-886-180 Pharmacy Approved Legend Drugs
Proposal adds acetylpromazine, atipamezole, azaperone, isofluorene, dexmedetomidine, tolazoline, and xylazine to the list of approved legend drugs.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Doreen E Beebe Add Comment 9/28/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-310-020 Certificate of Need (CoN) Approved Ambulatory Surgical Facility Operating Rooms
Proposed rule revision specifies that the addition of operating rooms to existing CoN approved ASF constitutes the construction, development or other establishment of a new health care facility constitutes the construction, development or other establishment of a new health care facility under RCW 70.38.1005 (4)(a)
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Katherine A Hoffman Add Comment 10/19/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-310-020 Certificate of Need (CoN) Approved Ambulatory Surgical Facility Operating Rooms
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Katherine A Hoffman Add Comment 10/19/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-310 WAC Certificate of Need Kidney Disease Treatment Center Rules
Proposed revisions provide substantive guidance on the kidney disease treatment center application review process by describing and clarifying existing methodology.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Katherine A Hoffman Add Comment 10/25/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-310 WAC Certificate of Need Kidney Disease Treatment Center Rules
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Katherine A Hoffman Add Comment 10/25/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-817-550 Dental Hygienists acts performed by licensed dental hygienists under general supervision and WAC 246-817-560 acts performed by licensed dental hygienists under close supervision.
Proposed rules update the listing of allowable duties a dentist may delegate to a licensed dental hygienist under general and close supervision.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 10/21/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-817-550 Dental Hygienists acts performed by licensed dental hygienists under general supervision and WAC 246-817-560 acts performed by licensed dental hygienists under close supervision.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 10/21/2016 No Comments


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