Department of HealthRules Comment

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You can read and comment on all Department of Health proposed rules (CR-102 notices) during the official comment period. Some draft rules may be posted here also. When you comment on a rule through this website your comments become part of the public record. Your comments help in the decision to adopt the rule as proposed or to revise the proposal if appropriate. Everyone who comments on a proposed rule will get a copy of the Department's official response to the comments.

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WAC 246-817-110,-155,-160,-220 Dental Licensure Rules.
Proposed rule amends deletes reference to approved by or administered by the direction of Dental Quality Assurance Commission in WAC 246-817-110,-160,-220.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 10/23/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-933-295 Veterinary Board of Governors Temporary Practice Permit Military Spouse Eligibility and Issuance
Proposes to add a new section to provide for temporary permits for military spouses or state-registered domestic partners who hold out-of-state credentials as veterinarians while they complete additional requirements no related to training or practice standards.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Loralei M Walker Add Comment 11/27/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-851-550 Board of Optometry Sexual Misconduct
Proposes to amend the rule to clarify what forcible or nonconsensual acts are within the definition of sexual misconduct by an optometrist
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Loralei M Walker Add Comment 11/20/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-215-06570 (State Board of Health) Methods-Prohibiting Animals 2009 FDA Code 6-501.115, WAC 246-260-151 Restrictions on Animals, and WAC 246-262-030 Construction Permit.
The legislature Chapter 94, Laws of 2010 which requires outdated terms to be replaced with more respectful terminology when referring to individuals with disabilities.
SBOH - STATE BRD OF HEALTH Alexandra N Montano Add Comment 10/25/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-292-060 Minimum Education and Experience Requirements to Become a Certified Operator.
The proposal revises operator-in-training experience requirements by changing the more stringent "operating experience" to broader "water-related" experience for all levels of Water Treatment Plan Operator and Water Distribution Manager, and Cross-connection Control Specialists
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Theresa M Phillips Add Comment 10/24/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-292-060 Minimum Education and Experience Requirements to Become a Certified Operator.
Significant Legislative Analysis
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Theresa M Phillips Add Comment 10/24/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-827-0200 Medical Assistant Certified Training and Examination
Proposes amendments to the examination requirements for medical assistant certified to establish examination criteria to be used for approval rather than maintaining a list of department-recognized examinations in rule.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 11/21/2017 1 Comment
WAC 246-827-0200 Medical Assistant Certified Training and Examination
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 11/21/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-360-990 Transient Accommodations Fee Increase
Proposes to increase fees for all transient accommodations by 29.3 percent.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Peter A Beaton Add Comment 11/16/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-360-990 Transient Accommodations Fee Increase
Economic Impact Analysis
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Peter A Beaton Add Comment 11/16/2017 No Comments


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