PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-847-190 AIDS education and training.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.59.130, 70.24.270.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 70.24.270, rules for AIDS education and training, requires each profession to have rules that describe the appropriate education and training on the prevention, transmission and treatment of AIDS. WAC 246-12-260 Who must obtain AIDS education from the administrative procedures and requirements for credentialed health care providers, requires that all practitioners must demonstrate completion of four or seven clock hours of AIDS education prior to obtaining an initial health care credential. Currently, WAC 246-847-190 requires six hours. To bring consistency with WAC 246-847-190 and 246-12-260, we must amend WAC 246-847-190 to require four or seven clock hours of AIDS education and training.
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 Department of Health, Jennifer Bressi, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, (360) 236-4847, fax (360) 236-4922.
April 9, 2004