HOUSE BILL 2358






                        52nd Legislature

                      1992 Regular Session

Passed by the House February 13, 1992

  Yeas 96   Nays 0




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate March 3, 1992

  Yeas 45   Nays 0



I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 2358 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




President of the Senate

                               Chief Clerk



Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.





Governor of the State of Washington

                        Secretary of State

                       State of Washington



                                  HOUSE BILL 2358



                     Passed Legislature - 1992 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1992 Regular Session


By Representatives Prentice and Moyer


Read first time 01/15/92.  Referred to Committee on Health Care.Modifying requirements for the psychologist disciplinary committee.

     AN ACT Relating to the psychologist disciplinary committee; and amending RCW 18.83.135.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 18.83.135 and 1987 c 150 s 53 are each amended to read as follows:

     The disciplinary committee shall meet at least once each year or upon the call of the chairperson at such time and place as the chairperson designates.  A quorum for transaction of any business shall consist of ((five)) three members, ((including at least)) one of whom must be a public member.

     The members of the disciplinary committee shall be immune from suit in any action, civil or criminal, based upon its disciplinary proceedings or other official acts performed in good faith as members of the committee.

     In addition to the authority prescribed under RCW 18.130.050, the committee shall have the following authority:

     (1) To maintain records of all activities, and to publish and distribute to all psychologists at least once each year abstracts of significant activities of the committee; and

     (2) To obtain the written consent of the complaining client or patient or their legal representative, or of any person who may be affected by the complaint, in order to obtain information which otherwise might be confidential or privileged.

     (3) Whenever the workload of the committee requires, the board may request that the secretary appoint pro tempore members.  While serving as members pro tempore persons shall have all the powers, duties, and immunities, and are entitled to the emoluments, including travel expenses, of the committee.