WSR 98-08-115

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

(Podiatric Medical Board)

[Filed April 1, 1998, 11:54 a.m.]



Subject of Possible Rule Making: Review acts that may be delegated to an unlicensed person and define the various types of orthotics that may be dispensed

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.22.015

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Due to changes in practice the acts that may be delegated require updating. There has been an ongoing issue about the differences between prefabricated and custom orthotic devices. The lack of definition has resulted in consumers being charged excessive fees for prefabricated devices

Process for Developing New Rule: Solicit input from professional association, licensees, vendors. Provide information to individuals on the mailing list

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Arlene Robertson, Program Manager, Podiatric Medical Board, P.O. Box 47870, Olympia, WA 98504-7870, phone (360) 664-3722, FAX (360) 586-0745. The public and licensees may submit written comments or attend regular board meetings that this issue is on the agenda for discussion

March 2, 1998

Arlene Robertson

Program Manager

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