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WAC 246-254-070 Fees for specialized radioactive material licenses WAC 246-254-080 Fees for medical and veterinary radioactive licenses; WAC 246-254-090; Fees for industrial radioactive materials; WAC 246-254-100; Fees for laboratory radioactive material licenses; and WAC 246-254-120; Fees for licensing and compliance actions.
The proposed rule increases fees in order to meet the increased costs of operating the Radioactive Materials Program.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Peter A Beaton Comments Closed 12/6/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-231 WAC Radiation Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material, Chapter 246-322 WAC Licensing Applicability, Chapter 246-233 WAC Radioactive Materials General Licenses, Chapter 246-235 WAC Radioactive Materials, WAC 246-249-020 Site Use Permit, and Chapter 246-252 WAC
Amends seven chapter of rules to adopt two Nuclear Regulatory Commission's federally required rule changes without material change related to licensing radioactive materials.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Michelle K Austin Comments Closed 12/6/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-817-510,-520,-525,-540,-545 Dentist Delegation of Duties to Dental Assistants and Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries.
Updates the scope of practice for registered dental assistants and licensed expanded function dental auxiliaries to current standards eliminating confusion for dental professionals and the public receiving dental care.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Comments Closed 12/2/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-817-510,-520,-525,-540,-545 Dentist Delegation of Duties to Dental Assistants and Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries.
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Comments Closed 12/2/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-271 WAC Public Sewage.
Repeals the chapter because State Board of Health rule making authority has been superseded by more current and more specific Department of Ecology statutory authority. The State Board of Health delegated authority to the Department of Health to repeal rulemaking.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Vicki M Bouvier Add Comment 12/16/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-808-150 Commission Approved Continuing Education, WAC 246-808-155 Prior Approval Not Required and WAC 246-808-165 Exemptions.
Extends the suicide continuing education reporting period to 2017. The requires the department to create minimum standards for the training programs and include them on a model list.
CQAC - CHIROPRACTIC ASSURANCE COM Leann C Yount Comments Closed 12/5/2016 1 Comment
WAC 246-901-080 Pharmacy Assistant Registration
Amends the current rule by removing language regarding the timing of pharmacy assistant registration renewal and remove reference to fees being included in the pharmacy ancillary personal fee.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Katherine A Hoffman Add Comment 12/21/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-872 WAC Automated Drug Distribution Devices (ADDD)(Repeal), WAC 246-869-120 Mechanical Devices in Hospitals (Repeal); and creating a new chapter 246-874 WAC Pharmacy and Technology
Proposed new rules incorporate concepts found in current WAC and practices used by the commission for approval of ADDD policies and procedures.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Tracy M West Add Comment 12/21/2016 No Comments
Chapter 246-872 WAC Automated Drug Distribution Devices (ADDD)(Repeal), WAC 246-869-120 Mechanical Devices in Hospitals (Repeal); and creating a new chapter 246-874 WAC Pharmacy and Technology
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Tracy M West Add Comment 12/21/2016 No Comments
WAC 246-310-010 Certificate of Need Definitions
The proposed change will delete WAC 246-310-010 (54) within the Certificate of Need Definitions Section Rule.
HSQA - COMM. HLTH SYST. Janis R Sigman Add Comment 1/23/2017 No Comments
Chapter 246-940 WAC Certified Animal Massage Practitioner
Amends the term Animal "practitioner" to "therapist"
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Loralei M Walker Add Comment 2/6/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-817-760 Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) Moderate Sedation with Parenteral Agents
DQAC is proposing amendments to include specific requirements and exceptions for dentists when sedating pediatric patients.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 1/20/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-817-760 Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) Moderate Sedation with Parenteral Agents
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 1/20/2017 No Comments


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