WSR 98-18-070



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

Subject of Possible Rule Making: To determine whether any alternative methods of training for orthotists or prosthetists are equivalent to formal education when considering an applicant's eligibility for licensure.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.200.050(9).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The secretary has the authority to assess informal methods of training. Would allow consideration of applicants who may not otherwise qualify.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Open public meetings. Review and comment through mail, e-mail or fax. Notices of meeting will be sent to all individuals on the interested parties mailing list.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Judy Haenke, P.O. Box 47870, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 753-4614, fax (360) 586-0745.

August 20, 1998

Kristine Van Gorkom

Deputy Secretary