WSR 98-18-069



(Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission)

[Filed August 31, 1998, 4:29 p.m.]

The Following Sections are Proposed for Expedited Repeal: WAC 246-840-113 Impaired practical nurse program--Content--License surcharge.

Rules Proposed for Expedited Repeal Meet the Following Criteria: Rule is no longer necessary because of changed circumstances; and other rules of the agency or of another agency govern the same activity as the rule, making the rule redundant.

Any person who objects to the repeal of the rule must file a written objection to the repeal within thirty days after publication of this preproposal statement of inquiry.

Address Your Objection to: Department of Health, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Attn: Terry J. West, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 664-4207 or fax (360) 586-2165.

Reason the Expedited Repeal of the Rule is Appropriate: The LPN and RN laws were combined in 1997. There are two rules (WAC 246-840-760 and 246-840-770) which fully address the requirements stated in WAC 246-840-113. In addition, the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission has a contract with Washington Health Professional Services which includes all of the requirements in this rule. A surcharge for licenses is no longer necessary.

August 3, 1998

Terry J. West

Co-Acting Executive Director