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WAC 246-310-290 Hospice Services Standards and Need Forecasting Method
The department's Certificate of Need Program is proposing revisions of current criteria, standards, and need methodology for hospice service agencies.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Katherine A Hoffman Comments Closed 7/17/2018 2 Comments
WAC 246-310-290 Hospice Services Standards and Need Forecasting Method.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Katherine A Hoffman Comments Closed 7/17/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-840 WAC Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission Prescribing Opioids
Proposes to establish new sections within the current pain management subchapter of Chapter 246-840 WAC. New sections and amendments to existing rule that will establish requirements and standards for prescribing opioid by advanced registered nurse practitioners consistent with directives chapter 297, Laws of 2017.
NCQAC - NURS CARE QUALITY COM Amber J Zawislak Add Comment 7/31/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-840 WAC Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission Prescribing Opioids
Significant Legislative Analysis
NCQAC - NURS CARE QUALITY COM Amber J Zawislak Add Comment 7/31/2018 No Comments
WAC 246-100-011 Definitions, WAC 246-100-207 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing-Ordering-Laboratory and WAC 246-100-208 Counseling Standards (State Board of Health Rules)
Chapter 158, Laws of 2018 requires any and all barriers to HIV testing to be removed. The purpose of this proposal is to update State Board of Health rule sections that contain consent and opt-out options specific to HIV testing to assure alignment with newly revised state law.
SBOH - STATE BRD OF HEALTH Caitlin M Lang Add Comment 7/31/2018 No Comments
WAC 246-836-210 Naturopathy (board)Authority to use, prescribe, dispense, and order and WAC 246-836-212 non-surgical medical cosmetic procedures new section.
Proposes to amend existing rule and proposes to add a new section of rule to clarify the practice of non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed by naturopathic physicians.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Susan M Gragg Add Comment 8/31/2018 No Comments
WAC 246-836-210 Naturopathy (board)Authority to use, prescribe, dispense, and order and WAC 246-836-212 non-surgical medical cosmetic procedures new section.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Susan M Gragg Add Comment 8/31/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-853 WAC and Chapter 246-854 WAC The Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery Prescribing of Opioids
Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery Board proposes new sections and changes to existing rule that will establish requirements and standards for prescribing opioid by osteopathic physicians and osteopathic physician assistants consistent with the directives in Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1427.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 8/15/2018 1 Comment
Chapter 246-853 WAC and Chapter 246-854 WAC The Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery Prescribing of Opioids
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 8/15/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-817 WAC Dental Quality Assurance Commission Opioids.
Proposes new sections of rule to implement the provisions of ESHB 1427 which will require standards for prescribing opioid drugs by dentists.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 8/31/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-817 WAC Dental Quality Assurance Commission Opioids.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 8/31/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-919 WAC and Chapter 246-918 WAC Medical Quality Assurance Commission Opioids.
Proposes new sections of rules to implement the provisions of ESHB 1427 so that standards for prescribing opioid drugs by allopathic physicians and allopathic physician assistants are consistent with the law.
MQAC - MED QUAL ASSUR UNIT Daidria A Underwood Add Comment 8/16/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-919 WAC and Chapter 246-918 WAC Medical Quality Assurance Commission Opioids.
Significant Legislative Analysis
MQAC - MED QUAL ASSUR UNIT Daidria A Underwood Add Comment 8/16/2018 No Comments
WAC 246-976-580 and WAC 246-976-700 Trauma Designation Process and Service Standards.
Proposes revising WAC 246-976-580 and -700 in order to align with current nationally recognized minimum standards of care.
HSQA - COMM. HLTH SYST. Anthony W Bledsoe Add Comment 8/29/2018 No Comments
WAC 246-976-580 and WAC 246-976-700 Trauma Designation Process and Service Standards.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - COMM. HLTH SYST. Anthony W Bledsoe Add Comment 8/29/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-922 WAC Podiatric Medical Board Opioids.
Proposes to establish new section to implement ESHB 1427 on prescribing opioid drugs by the profession.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Susan M Gragg Add Comment 8/31/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-922 WAC Podiatric Medical Board Opioids.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Susan M Gragg Add Comment 8/31/2018 No Comments


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