DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed December 17, 1998, 9:50 a.m.]
The Following Sections are Proposed for Expedited Repeal: WAC 246-838-040 Licensure qualifications.
Rules Proposed for Expedited Repeal Meet the Following Criteria: Rule is no longer necessary because of changed circumstances.
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: Terry J. West, Program Manager, Department of Health, Nursing Program, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504, fax (360) 236-4738.
Reason the Expedited Repeal of the Rule is Appropriate: On August 31, 1998, an expedited adoption form was filed, WSR 98-18-072. This moved the language that existed in WAC 246-838-040 into currently existing WAC 246-840-030. There was no change in any wording, simply moving the language from one rule into another. This change in rules numbering was necessitated when the Registered Nursing Board and the Practical Nursing Board were combined into the new Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. All rules had to be renumbered. This WAC 246-838-040 was the last rule which had to be renumbered. Now that the rule language has been adopted into the current numbering system, the old rule can be repealed.
October 29, 1998
Paula R. Meyer