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WAC 246-924-493 Psychology Probationary Licensure
The Examining Board of Psychology is proposing a permanent amendment to remove an obsolete requirement for AIDS education, which is referenced in a repealed rule.
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Stacey K Saunders Add Comment 7/18/2022 No Comments
WAC 246-850-030 and WAC 246-850-060 Orthotics and Prosthetics.
The department is proposing to clarify language on the national exam requirements for licensure under this chapter. The changes do not alter the exiting rule.
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Kim-boi Shadduck Add Comment 7/6/2022 No Comments
WAC 246-292-010 Definitions, abbreviations and acronyms, and WAC 246-282-085, Grandparented Certification
The department is proposing to eliminate proposal eliminates the term "grandparented certification," and replaces it with the term "legacy certification"
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Nina D Helpling Add Comment 7/5/2022 No Comments
WACs 246-811-010, 246-811-030, 246-811-035, 246-811-046 and new sections 246-811-025 and chapter 246-811 WAC Substance Use Disorder Professionals and Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainees
The department is proposing amendments and creating new rule sections to implement and align with chapter 165, Laws of 2021 which allows individuals to meet substance use disorder professional education requirements by completing an apprenticeship program.
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Ted A Dale Add Comment 7/12/2022 No Comments
WACs 246-811-010, 246-811-030, 246-811-035, 246-811-046 and new sections 246-811-025 and chapter 246-811 WAC Substance Use Disorder Professionals and Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainees
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Ted A Dale Add Comment 7/12/2022 No Comments
WAC 246-840-010 Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission Definitions of Nursing Technician (NT)
Aligns the rule with statutory requirements RCW 18.79.340 requires nursing education program to be approved by the commission states NT student preparing for Registered Nursing or License Practical Nurse must be in a nursing educational program in the United States or its territories.
NCQAC - NURS CARE QUALITY COM Timothy O Talkington Add Comment 8/1/2022 No Comments
WACs 246-830-201, 246-830-485, 246-830-490, 246-830-500, 246-830-510 Massage Therapists.
The Board of Massage and the Department of Health proposes amendments to existing sections of the massage therapist rules to correct the names of the national examinations clarify the training requirements for somatic education and intraoral massage education, and clarify and modernize the language in the equipment and sanitation rule and they hygiene rule.
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Megan T Maxey Add Comment 7/22/2022 No Comments


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