WSR 97-20-084

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

[Filed September 29, 1997, 9:33 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 478-160 WAC, Admission and registration procedures for the University of Washington.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.20.130.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The bachelors degree program in pharmacy at the University of Washington has been discontinued. It has been replaced by the doctor of pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree program as the only entry level degree offered by the school. Thus the admission category of the school is now designated as an advanced professional degree program (similar to the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Law) instead of a program of undergraduate study. Concurrent with this change, authority for admission to the School of Pharmacy has been transferred from the university's undergraduate Office of Admissions to the school's Office of Academic and Student Programs. It should be noted that similar changes have occurred at the College of Pharmacy at Washington State University. These changes are in response to new national accreditation requirements for all schools and colleges of pharmacy in the United States.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Written comments or inquiries may be directed to Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Administrative Procedures Officer via one of the following routes: United States mail University of Washington, 4014 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105-6203; campus mail Box 355509; e-mail adminpro@u.washington.edu; FAX (206) 543-0786.

September 26, 1997

Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff

Administrative Procedures Officer

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office