Date of Adoption: February 5, 2003.
Purpose: To implement RCW 18.108.230(5) which created endorsements for small or large animal practitioners.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-830-005.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.108.230(5).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-01-111 on December 18, 2002.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
April 8, 2003
Ted Hulbert, Chair
Board of Massage
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-22-098, filed 11/6/96, effective 12/7/96)
WAC 246-830-005 Definitions. For the purpose of administering chapter 18.108 RCW, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) "Massage" is as defined in RCW 18.108.010.
(2) "Massage school" is an institution which has the sole purpose of offering training in massage therapy.
(3) "Massage program" is training in massage therapy offered by an academic institution which also offers training in other areas of study. A program is an established area of study offered on a continuing basis.
(4) "Apprenticeship program" is defined for the purposes of this chapter as training in massage administered by an apprenticeship trainer that satisfies the educational requirements for massage set forth in WAC 246-830-430, 246-830-440, and 246-830-450. This training shall be offered by an apprenticeship trainer to no more than three apprentices at one time and shall be completed within two years.
(5) "Apprenticeship trainer" is defined as a massage practitioner licensed in the state of Washington with not less than five current years of experience in full-time practice.
(6) "Apprentice" is defined as an individual enrolled in an apprenticeship program, and shall be held to the same standards as students in schools or programs.
(7) "Student" ((
shall)) means an individual currently
enrolled in an approved school, program, or apprenticeship
program, who is practicing massage solely for the purposes of
education as is incidental to their current course work and
who is not receiving compensation for said practice.
(8) "Direct supervision" ((
shall)) means a faculty member
is on the premises, is quickly and easily available and the
client has been examined by the faculty member at such time as
acceptable massage practice requires.
(9) "Animal" means any species normally recognized as treatable by veterinary medicine.
(10) "Large animal" means any species commonly recognized as livestock and exotics. Livestock includes horses, cattle, swine and sheep.
(11) "Small animal" means any species commonly recognized as domesticated. Domesticated includes canine, feline and other small animals.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.025(1) and 18.108.085 (1)(a). 96-22-098, § 246-830-005, filed 11/6/96, effective 12/7/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.025(1). 95-11-108, § 246-830-005, filed 5/23/95, effective 6/23/95.]
(a) Twenty-five hours of animal massage technique;
(b) Twenty-five hours of animal kinesiology;
(c) Twenty hours of animal anatomy and physiology;
(d) Four hours of animal first aid which includes knowledge of normal vital signs, identification of emergency or life threatening situations, emergency first-aid application, and legal boundaries of emergency situations; and
(e) Twenty-six hours of proper handling techniques which must include instruction on the ability to control the animal to minimize risk of harm to the animal and the animal massage practitioner.
(2) Any school or training program that is required to be licensed by private vocational education (see chapter 28C.10 RCW or Title 28B RCW), or any other statute, must complete those requirements before the board will consider the training for approval.