PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-926-100 Definitions -- Alternative training radiologic technologists, 246-926-110 Diagnostic radiologic technologists -- Alternative training, 246-926-120 Therapeutic radiologic technologists -- Alternative training, and 246-926-130 Nuclear medicine technologist -- Alternative training.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.84.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: There is a critical shortage of certified technologists. The rules, as currently written, lend themselves to becoming a barrier to certification by hindering the alternative training program process. The training requirements and processes need to be updated to reflect the changes/advances in technology.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making, public meetings and mailings to interested persons.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Holly Rawnsley, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47869, Olympia, WA 98504-7869, phone (360) 236-4941, fax (360) 236-2406, e-mail Holly.Rawnsley@doh.wa.gov. Interested persons can participate through meetings and by submitting written comments.
July 1, 2003
Mary C. Selecky