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WAC 246-282-990 (4) Sanitary control of shellfish-Fees Annual Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PS) testing fee distribution.
Proposed rule equitably assesses the costs of commercial geoduck Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PS) testing. the fees are calculated by determining the cost per sample and multiplying this value by how many samples each harvester had tested in the previous year.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Peter A Beaton Comments Closed 8/4/2020 No Comments
WAC 246-282-990 (4) Sanitary control of shellfish-Fees Annual Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PS) testing fee distribution.
Economic Impact Analysis
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Peter A Beaton Comments Closed 8/4/2020 No Comments
WAC 246-830-005, 246-830-020, 246-830-035, 246830-037, 246-830-420, 246-830-430, 246-830-440, 246-830-475, 246-830-550, 246-830-555, 246-830-557, 246-830-560, 246-830-565, and 246-830-570 Massage practitioners.
The Board of Massage in coordination with the Department of Health is proposing amendments to existing sections that add new definitions, revise licensing standards for out-of-state applicants, transfer programs, approval of schools, training hours, student clinic, continuing education, standards of practice, breast massage, coverage and draping, record keeping, and record retention. The proposed rules also create a new section for massage of the gluteal and perineum.
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Megan T Maxey Add Comment 8/14/2020 No Comments
WAC 246-830-005, 246-830-020, 246-830-035, 246830-037, 246-830-420, 246-830-430, 246-830-440, 246-830-475, 246-830-550, 246-830-555, 246-830-557, 246-830-560, 246-830-565, and 246-830-570 Massage practitioners.
Significant Legislative Rule Analysis
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Megan T Maxey Add Comment 8/14/2020 No Comments
WAC 246-915-380 Spinal Manipulation-Endorsement (Effective July 1, 2015, until June 30, 2020) and WAC 246-915-382 Spinal manipulation-Clinical Supervisor (Effective July 1, 2015, until June 30, 2020.
The Board of Physical Therapy is proposing to repeal these sections of rule because the statutory authority established under House Bill 2160 (chapter 116, Laws of 2014) included a sunset clause that removed the ability for PTs to receive the supervised clinical practical experience in spinal manipulative procedures from an out-of-state clinical supervisor who holds an endorsement or advanced certification.
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Krissie A Waidely Add Comment 8/31/2020 No Comments
WAC 246-338-990 Medical Test Site Fees
To address the rising costs of the medical test site program, address the negative cash flow, and build the recommended reserve, the department proposes raising medical test site licensing and renewal fees by 25 percent across all license categories effective October 31, 2020. The fee amounts proposed are what the department has determined are necessary to fund current and future program operations in accordance with RCW 43.70.250 (License fees for professions, occupations, and businesses), RCW 70.42.090 (regarding license fees for medical test sites), and the department's six-year fee recovery policy. Though the proposed fee change would go into effect November 1, 2020, existing labs will not incur the new fees until renewal in June 2021.
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Stephanie E Vaughn Comments Closed 8/4/2020 1 Comment
WAC 246-338-990 Medical Test Site Fees
Medical Test Site Cost Drivers
HSQA - ASST. SECRETARY OFFICE Stephanie E Vaughn Comments Closed 8/4/2020 No Comments
WAC 246-919-010 through WAC 246-919-770 Allopathic Physicians
The Washington Medical Commission is proposing amendments to update and modernize the rules to align with current law and practice.
WMC - WASHINGTON MEDICAL COMMISSION Daidria A Boyd Add Comment 8/12/2020 No Comments
WAC 246-919-010 through WAC 246-919-770 Allopathic Physicians
Significant Legislative Rule Analysis
WMC - WASHINGTON MEDICAL COMMISSION Daidria A Boyd Add Comment 8/12/2020 No Comments
WAC 246-919-010 through WAC 246-919-770 Washington Medical Commission Allopathic Physicians.
The Washington Medical Commission is proposing amendments to update the modernize the rules to align with current law and practice.
WMC - WASHINGTON MEDICAL COMMISSION Daidria A Boyd Add Comment 8/12/2020 No Comments
Chapter 246-215 WAC Food Service.
State Board of Health is proposing to incorporate with Washington state modification provisions from the 2017 U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Code and recently passed legislation. The revision is to adopt national standards from the FDA Food Code to improve food safety and reduce the burden from foodborne disease in Washington State.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Peter A Beaton Add Comment 9/29/2020 No Comments
Chapter 246-215 WAC Food Service.
Significant Legislative Analysis
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Peter A Beaton Add Comment 9/29/2020 No Comments
WAC 246-922-070 Podiatric Physicians AIDS Prevention and Information Education Requirements
ESHB 1551 requires the board to repeal rules that require HIV/AIDS education and training as condition for licensure.
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Susan M Gragg Add Comment 10/5/2020 No Comments
WAC 246-836-410 Board of Naturopathy
ESHB 1551 modernizing the control of certain communicable diseases chapter 76, Laws of 2020.
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Susan M Gragg Add Comment 10/5/2020 No Comments
WAC 246-282-990(4) Continuance Sanitary Control of Shellfish Fees and Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic the Department of Health will not be holding an in person hearing at the physical location. The department is changing the hearing date, time, and holding a virtual hearing.
EPH - ASSISTANT SECRETARY Peter A Beaton Add Comment 9/8/2020 No Comments
Chapter 246-856 WAC through Chapter 246-945 WAC Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission Multiple Chapter Repealer
The proposal repeals the chapters of rules relating to pharmacy that were replaced by Chapter 246-945 WAC.
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Lindsay A Trant Add Comment 10/5/2020 No Comments
WAC 246-817-010,-817-110, -817-135,-817-190, -817-200, -817-205, -817-220 Dental Repeal of AIDS Education and Training Requirements
DQAC proposes to repeal eight registration requirements under chapter 246-817 WAC that reference AIDS Education and Training for Registration, Certification, or License.
HSQA - HEALTH PROFESSIONS Jennifer D Santiago Add Comment 10/9/2020 No Comments


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