WSR 98-22-085



(Podiatric Medical Board)

[Filed November 3, 1998, 12:58 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Changing continuing education reporting period to a two year cycle.

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: The Podiatric Medical Board has been asked by its licensees to change the continuing education reporting period to a two year cycle in order to take advantage of more extensive and comprehensive training courses. This will be more cost efficient for licensees.

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) 236-4945, 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.

October 13, 1998

Robert J. Nicoloff

Executive Director