WSR 04-04-067

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Medical Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed February 2, 2004, 10:20 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 23, 2003.

Purpose: These rules are being proposed for expedited amendments because they are correcting typographical errors, changing names or adding clarifying language to the rule without changing its effect.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-919-110 Commission meetings, 246-919-320 Approved United States and Canadian medical schools, and 246-919-360 Examinations accepted for reciprocity or waiver.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.71.017.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-15-068 on July 15, 2003.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: We pulled WAC 246-919-360 [246-919-330] from WSR 03-15-068 because there are issues surrounding the proposed amendments.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

January 28, 2004

D. Maniece

Executive Director

OTS-6395.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-03-073, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96)

WAC 246-919-110   Commission meetings.   Regular commission meetings shall be held at least four times yearly. Additional regular or special meetings may be called at the discretion of the chair or by a quorum of the commission.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. 96-03-073, 246-919-110, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-03-073, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96)

WAC 246-919-320   Approved United States and Canadian medical schools.   For the purposes of the Medical Practice Act, the commission approves those medical schools ((listed as)) accredited ((medical schools in the United States set forth in Appendix II, Table I, and as accredited schools in Canada set forth in Appendix III, Table I, as published in the Journal of the American Medical Association for March 7, 1980)) by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. 96-03-073, 246-919-320, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-03-073, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96)

WAC 246-919-360   Examinations accepted for reciprocity or waiver.   (1) The commission may accept certain examinations as a basis for licensure. These examinations include USMLE, FLEX, NBE, or those given by the other states, or territories of the United States, with the exception of Florida and Hawaii. Those who have taken the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (L.M.C.C.) and holds a valid LMCC certification obtained after 1969, may be granted a license without examination.

(2) Examination combination acceptable. Any applicant who has successfully completed Part I (NBE) or Step 1 (USMLE) plus Part II or Step 2 plus Part III or Step 3; or FLEX Component 1 plus Step 3; or Part I or Step 1, plus Part II or Step 2, plus FLEX Component 2 shall be deemed to have successfully completed a medical licensure examination as required by RCW 18.71.070. (For clarification, see Table 1.)


Accepted

Examinations taken

in Sequence

Other Acceptable

Combinations

NBME Part I

plus

NBME Part II

plus

NBME Part III

NBME Part I or USMLE Step 1

plus

NBME Part II or USMLE Step 2

plus

NBME Part III or USMLE Step 3

FLEX Component 1

plus

FLEX Component 2

FLEX Component 1

plus

USMLE Step 3

or

NBME Part I or USMLE Step 1

plus

NBME Part II or USMLE Step 2

plus

FLEX Component 2

USMLE Step 1

plus

USMLE Step 2

plus

USMLE Step 3

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. 96-03-073, 246-919-360, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.]

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