WSR 03-13-125

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Optometry)

[ Filed June 18, 2003, 10:09 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Define training required for licensed optometrists to qualify for certification to administer, dispense, or prescribe oral drugs for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Define training required for licensed optometrists to qualify for certification to administer epinephrine by injection for treatment of anaphylactic shock.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.54.070(2).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Implementation of chapter 142, Laws of 2003.

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 Judy Haenke, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47870, Olympia, WA 98504-7870, (360) 236-4947, judy.haenke@doh.wa.gov.

June 9, 2003

D. H. Williams

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office