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WAC 246-836-330, 246-846-340, 246-836-340, 246-836-350, 246-836-360, 246-837-370, 246-836-380, 246-836-390 The Board of Naturopathy proposing to amend WAC 246-836-330 and repeal the other six rule sections to address redundancies regarding mandatory reporting.
The Naturopathy Board reviewed existing rules in accordance with RCW 43.70.041 that requires the Department of Health, along with other boards and commissions to perform a review of existing rules every 5 years.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Susan M Gragg Add Comment 5/18/2018 1 Comment
Chapter 246-915 WAC Physical Therapists and Physical Therapists Assistants
Proposes chapter amendments to incorporate current minimum standards of care as well as propose general updates, revisions, and housekeeping amendments.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Krissie A Waidely Comments Closed 4/16/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-915 WAC Physical Therapists and Physical Therapists Assistants
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Krissie A Waidely Comments Closed 4/16/2018 1 Comment
Chapter 246-470 WAC Prescription Monitoring Program
Amends and adds a new section to existing rules to expand the exchange of PMP data to department personnel, health care entities, and others to support coordination of care, patient safety, and quality improvement initiatives described in Chapter 297, Laws of 2017).
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Gary J Garrety Add Comment 5/9/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-470 WAC Prescription Monitoring Program
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Gary J Garrety Add Comment 5/9/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-980 WAC Home Care Aide Rules
Proposes changes to the home care aide program rules to provide clarity, consolidate rules on the same subject matter, and establish new standards of professionalconduct
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Stacey K Saunders Add Comment 4/24/2018 1 Comment
Chapter 246-980 WAC Home Care Aide Rules
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Stacey K Saunders Add Comment 4/24/2018 1 Comment
Chapter 246-236 WAC Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators
Creates a new chapter of rules in order to adopt federally required rules related to licensing and radiation safety germs and insects or for other purposes. The proposed rule assures public health protection by adopting requirements so that irradiators are used safely and to protect operators and workers
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Theresa M Phillips Add Comment 6/27/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-872A WAC Forensic Phelbotomist
Proposing a new chapter of rules to establish minimum credentialing standards for those interested in obtaining the new department-issued forensic phlebotomist credential.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 5/10/2018 No Comments
Chapter 246-872A WAC Forensic Phelbotomist
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 5/10/2018 No Comments
WAC 246-247-035 National standards adopted by reference for sources of radionuclide emissions.
Proposes to update the publication date of rules previously adopted by reference in WAC 246-247-035.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Theresa M Phillips Add Comment 5/24/2018 No Comments


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