WSR 04-01-198

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Chiropractic Program)

[ Filed December 24, 2003, 10:55 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-808-150 Commission approved continuing education, 246-808-155 Prior approval not required, 246-808-165 Exemptions, and 246-808-170 Licensees residing and practicing out-of-state -- Continuing education requirements. Update rules to be more in line with national standards, and address stakeholder requests.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.25.0171 and 18.25.070.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A number of stakeholders have requested changes to the continuing education (CE) rules to allow for additional ways to complete the CE requirement, review for housekeeping changes, and review and update approved CE subject matter.

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, to receive meeting agendas and rule-making information you may sign up on the Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission list serve at http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=chiropractic-qac&A=1l.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Karen Kelley, Program Manager, Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, (360) 236-4856, fax (360) 664-9077, karen.kelley@doh.wa.gov.

December 2, 2003

Karen Kelley

Program Manager

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office