PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Podiatric Medical Board)
[Filed August 19, 1998, 11:06 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Implementation of retired active status.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.22.015, 18.130.250.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The disciplining authority must adopt rules to permit licensees to have a retired active status license. This would permit those not interested in practicing full time to work on a part-time basis. They may provide services in underserved areas and/or fill in for another practitioner when they are on vacation or attending continuing education courses. The retired active status would be renewable at a reduced fee.
Process for Developing New Rule: Solicit input from professional association, licensees, public. 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.
July 27, 1998
Robert J. Nicoloff