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WAC 246-854-116 Mandatory one-time training in suicide training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management for osteopathic physician assistants.
Creates a new section to implement suicide prevention training as required in ESCH 2315 and SHB 1424
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 4/26/2017 1 Comment
WAC 246-854-116 Mandatory one-time training in suicide training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management for osteopathic physician assistants.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 4/26/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-853-065 Mandatory one-time training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management for osteopathic physicians.
Proposed rule creates a new section to implement suicide prevention training as required in ESHB 2315 and SHB 1424.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 4/26/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-853-065 Mandatory one-time training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management for osteopathic physicians.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 4/26/2017 1 Comment
WAC 246-811-280 Chemical Dependency Professionals Continuing Education Requirements for Suicide Assessment Training Standards.
Proposal requires chemical dependency professionals to complete a training program in suicide assessment, treatment, and management that has been reviewed and approved by the Department of Health.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Bradford H Burnham Add Comment 4/28/2017 2 Comments
Chapter 246-339 WAC Blood Establishments
Proposed rule requires an online public registration process for blood-collecting or blood-distributing establishments that collect or distribute blood for allogeneic transfusion in Washington state.
HSQA - INVEST & INSPECTION Susan Walker Comments Closed 4/25/2017 No Comments
Chapter 246-809 WAC Mental Health Counselor Licensure Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers
Proposal updates on continuing education, training, in suicide assessment, and other licensing standards.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Bradford H Burnham Add Comment 4/27/2017 3 Comments
Chapter 246-809 WAC Mental Health Counselor Licensure Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers
Significant Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Bradford H Burnham Add Comment 4/27/2017 No Comments
Chapter 246-830 WAC Massage Practitioners
Proposal reflects current best practices of massage profession in order to protect the health and safety of people in Washington to comply with state laws.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Megan T Maxey Comments Closed 4/20/2017 31 Comments
Chapter 246-830 WAC Massage Practitioners
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Megan T Maxey Comments Closed 4/20/2017 3 Comments
WAC 246-803-030,-040, East Asian Medicine
Defines point injection therapy, lists out the approved substances to align the existing rules with the new legislation.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Vicki L Brown Add Comment 4/28/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-803-030,-040, East Asian Medicine
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Vicki L Brown Add Comment 4/28/2017 No Comments
Chapter 246-805 WAC Creating a new section WAC 246-805-240 Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst--Continuing Supervision to Address Licensed Assistant Behavior Analysts and Certified Behavior Technicians
Creates two new sections to se enforceable standards for supervision to increase the likelihood of clients receiving competent and safe services from a licensed behavior analysts and certified behavior technicians.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett W Lorentson Add Comment 4/27/2017 No Comments
Chapter 246-805 WAC Creating a new section WAC 246-805-240 Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst--Continuing Supervision to Address Licensed Assistant Behavior Analysts and Certified Behavior Technicians
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett W Lorentson Add Comment 4/27/2017 No Comments
Chapter 246-834 WAC Midwifery
Proposed rule allows the department to define typical elements of newborn care. The rule amendments are based on input from stakeholders, specifically midwives other obstetric providers.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Kathy A Weed houck Add Comment 5/4/2017 No Comments
Chapter 246-834 WAC Midwifery
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Kathy A Weed houck Add Comment 5/4/2017 No Comments
Occupational Therapy Suicide Assessment Training Standards
Proposed rule incorporates language consistent with 2015 legislation that amended RCW 43.70.442 suicide assessment training standards.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Kathy A Weed houck Add Comment 5/11/2017 1 Comment
How much can a health care provider charge for searching and duplicating health care records?
Proposal adjusts the maximum fees health care providers are allowed to charge for searching and duplicating health care records.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Sherry A Thomas Add Comment 5/25/2017 2 Comments
WAC 246-836-610 Naturopathy Temporary Practice Permit for Military Spouse and Eligibility and Issuance
Proposed rule establishes a process and criteria in order to expedite the credentialing process for an applicant to receive a temporary practice permit.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Susan M Gragg Add Comment 6/16/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-247-035 National Standards Adopted By Reference for Sources of Radionuclide Emissions
Updates the publication date of rules previously adopted by reference in WAC 246-247-035, National standards adopted by reference for sources of radionuclide emissions.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Michelle K Austin Add Comment 6/6/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-282-005 Sanitary Control of Shellfish Minimum Performance Standards
Updates the reference to the NSSP guide to assure that the most current health and safety requirements are in rule as required in statute.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Michelle K Austin Add Comment 5/23/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-827-0010 Definitions and WAC 246-827-0430 Forensic Blood Draws Medical Assistants
Proposed rules are intended to provide clarification, references, and information for people who perform, are considering performing, or work with people who perform forensic blood draws.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 5/23/2017 2 Comments
WAC 246-827-0010 Definitions and WAC 246-827-0430 Forensic Blood Draws Medical Assistants
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 5/23/2017 No Comments
WACs 246-926-140, 246-926-145, 246-926-310, and 246-926-410 Radiologic Technology Military Equivalency Training
Proposed amendments address military education and training equivalency specific to the regulated imaging professions
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Susan M Gragg Add Comment 5/26/2017 No Comments
WACs 246-926-140, 246-926-145, 246-926-310, and 246-926-410 Radiologic Technology Military Equivalency Training
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Susan M Gragg Add Comment 5/26/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-224-055 Dose Equivalent to an Embryo/Fetus; WAC 246-222-080 Inspections Not Warranted Informal Review-Update Reference to L & I Rules; WAC 246-225-030 General Requirements--Plan Review Update Reference to National Standard
Proposed rules protect public health by making them consistent with federal regulations, state rules, and national standards intended to protect workers and the public from sources of ionizing radiation.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Vicki M Bouvier Add Comment 5/23/2017 No Comments


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