PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
(Board of Physical Therapy)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-915-050 Reinstatement.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.74.023.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: If a practitioner has allowed their license to expire for over three years and the practitioner has not been in active practice in another United States jurisdiction, the practitioner must successfully pass the examination as provided in RCW 18.74.035, and meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. Rules are required to allow the board to waive reexamination and to impose any other requirements necessary to ensure professional competence before allowing the practitioner to reinstate their license to practice. In addition, rules are also required to change the current title of the rule from "expired license" to "reinstatement."
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.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Department of Health, Kris Waidely, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, (360) 236-4847, (360) 664-9077.
February 13, 2004