WSR 03-12-091

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Medical Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed June 4, 2003, 10:19 a.m. ]

Title of Rule: WAC 246-919-100 through 246-919-150, 246-919-350, and 246-919-720.

Purpose: These rules are being proposed as an expedited repeal because they are outdated, and duplicative of other rules and statutes or unnecessary due to changed circumstances.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.71.017.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.71 RCW.

Summary: Repealing the rules which set requirements for appearance before the commission, panel composition, examination application timelines and reporting requirements for health care institutions.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Eliminating these rules will assure the commission's rules are up-to-date and reflect current practices. As a result of this action the remaining rules will be clearer and more concise.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Beverly A. Teeter, Health Administrator, 310 Israel Road, Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 236-4788.

Name of Proponent: Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Commission, Beverly Teeter, Health Administrator, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The rules repeal[ed] will limit redundancy and assure that the regulations are up-to-date and reflect current practices.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Repealing WAC 246-919-100 Panel composition, 246-919-120 Appearance and practice before agency -- Solicitation of business unethical, 246-919-130 Appearance and practice before agency -- Standards of ethical conduct, 246-919-140 Appearance and practice before agency -- Appearance by former member of attorney general's staff, 246-919-150 Appearance and practice before agency -- Former employee and board/commission member as witness, 246-919-350 Examinations, and 246-919-720 Health care institutions.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THE USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Beverly A. Teeter, Health Administrator, Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Commission, 310 Israel Road, Tumwater, WA 98501, P.O. Box 47866, Olympia, WA 98501, P.O. Box 47866, Olympia, WA 98504 , AND RECEIVED BY August 19, 2003.


May 2, 2003

Doron N. Maniece

Executive Director

OTS-5808.2


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 246-919-100 Panel composition.
WAC 246-919-120 Appearance and practice before agency -- Solicitation of business unethical.
WAC 246-919-130 Appearance and practice before agency -- Standards of ethical conduct.
WAC 246-919-140 Appearance and practice before agency -- Appearance by former member of attorney general's staff.
WAC 246-919-150 Appearance and practice before agency -- Former employee and board/commission member as witness.
WAC 246-919-350 Examinations.
WAC 246-919-720 Health care institutions.

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