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How much can a health care provider charge for searching and duplicating health care records?
Proposal adjusts the maximum fees health care providers are allowed to charge for searching and duplicating health care records.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Sherry A Thomas Add Comment 5/25/2017 2 Comments
WAC 246-836-610 Naturopathy Temporary Practice Permit for Military Spouse and Eligibility and Issuance
Proposed rule establishes a process and criteria in order to expedite the credentialing process for an applicant to receive a temporary practice permit.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Susan M Gragg Add Comment 6/16/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-247-035 National Standards Adopted By Reference for Sources of Radionuclide Emissions
Updates the publication date of rules previously adopted by reference in WAC 246-247-035, National standards adopted by reference for sources of radionuclide emissions.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Michelle K Austin Add Comment 6/6/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-282-005 Sanitary Control of Shellfish Minimum Performance Standards
Updates the reference to the NSSP guide to assure that the most current health and safety requirements are in rule as required in statute.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Michelle K Austin Add Comment 5/23/2017 1 Comment
WAC 246-827-0010 Definitions and WAC 246-827-0430 Forensic Blood Draws Medical Assistants
Proposed rules are intended to provide clarification, references, and information for people who perform, are considering performing, or work with people who perform forensic blood draws.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 5/23/2017 2 Comments
WAC 246-827-0010 Definitions and WAC 246-827-0430 Forensic Blood Draws Medical Assistants
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Brett A Cain Add Comment 5/23/2017 No Comments
WACs 246-926-140, 246-926-145, 246-926-310, and 246-926-410 Radiologic Technology Military Equivalency Training
Proposed amendments address military education and training equivalency specific to the regulated imaging professions
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Susan M Gragg Add Comment 5/26/2017 No Comments
WACs 246-926-140, 246-926-145, 246-926-310, and 246-926-410 Radiologic Technology Military Equivalency Training
Significant Legislative Analysis
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Susan M Gragg Add Comment 5/26/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-224-055 Dose Equivalent to an Embryo/Fetus; WAC 246-222-080 Inspections Not Warranted Informal Review-Update Reference to L & I Rules; WAC 246-225-030 General Requirements--Plan Review Update Reference to National Standard
Proposed rules protect public health by making them consistent with federal regulations, state rules, and national standards intended to protect workers and the public from sources of ionizing radiation.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Vicki M Bouvier Add Comment 5/23/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-105-040 State Board of Health Requirements Based on National Immunization Guidelines
Proposed rule updates the reference to the national immunization standards set by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)from 2016 publication to the 2017 publication.
SBOH - STATE BRD OF HEALTH Sierra D Rotakhina Add Comment 5/31/2017 1 Comment
WAC 246-100-197 State Board of Health Rabies--Measures to prevent human disease
Amends the rule to incorporate the most current science related to rabies post-exposure practice and quarantine periods, updates the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control Adoption by Reference Date for Procedures Related to Emergency Sheltering of Mammals Displaced During a Disaster.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Vicki M Bouvier Add Comment 5/31/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-100-197 State Board of Health Rabies--Measures to prevent human disease
Significant Legislative Analysis
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Vicki M Bouvier Add Comment 5/31/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-918-076 Medical Quality Assurance Commission Temporary Practice Permit Military Spouse Eligibility and Issuance.
Proposes to add a new section to chapter 246-918 WAC in order to issue a temporary practice permit to a military spouse or state-registered domestic partner applicant who moved to Washington state because o f the transfer of the military person.
MQAC - MED QUAL ASSUR UNIT Daidria A Underwood Add Comment 6/21/2017 No Comments
WAC 246-919-390 Medical Quality Assurance Commission Temporary Practice Recognized Jurisdiction and WAC 246-919-395 Temporary Practice Permits Issuance and Duration
Proposal clarifies when a temporary practice permit may be issued to an applicant who is licensed in another state with substantially equivalent standards as Washington's, allow the commission flexibility to add or delete states from an internal list without going through a rule process, improve access to health care by allowing otherwise qualified applicants from states not listed in current rule to provide care by being issued a temporary practice permit, update language to align with current practice and regulations.
MQAC - MED QUAL ASSUR UNIT Daidria A Underwood Add Comment 6/21/2017 No Comments
Chapter 246-470 WAC Prescription Monitoring Program
Proposed rules align the chapter with changes in statute by providing medical test sites with the authority to access PMP data.
HSQA - HLTH PROF & FACILITIES Gary J Garrety Add Comment 6/27/2017 No Comments


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