PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Chemical Dependency Professionals)
[Filed July 16, 1998, 2:57 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The regulation of chemical dependency professionals. This effort includes educational requirements, experience requirements, renewal requirements, and fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: SSB 6550.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: There is a need to implement the 1998 legislation that protects the title of practice.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making. Develop in consultation with stakeholders through public meetings, telephone, and correspondence.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Tonya G. Stauffer, Department of Health, Chemical Dependency Professionals, P.O. Box 47869, Olympia, WA 98504-7869, phone (360) 664-3004, fax (360) 753-0739.
July 12, 1998
Kristine Van Gorkom