WSR 98-22-088



[Filed November 3, 1998, 1:01 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Requirements for education, training, and experience for psychologist. This effort includes educational prerequisites.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.83.050 (1)(2) Examining board--Powers and duties, RCW 18.83.070 (2)(3) Applicants--Qualifications--Examination.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Washington State Examining Board of Psychology is charged with examining the qualifications of applicants for licensing. This includes defining appropriate experience and education prerequisites. The board has identified areas in the current rules that may need revision and/or addition to ensure applicants are well qualified for entry into the profession.

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 Janice K. Boden, Department of Health, Examining Board of Psychology, P.O. Box 47869, Olympia, WA 98504-7869, phone (360) 753-3095, fax (360) 664-9484.

September 16, 1998

Janice K. Boden

Program Manager