WSR 04-20-052

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Physical Therapy)

[ Filed October 1, 2004, 10:48 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-915-150 Physical therapist assistant and physical therapy aide supervision ratio and 246-915-170 Special requirements for physical therapist assistant utilization. These rules need to be repealed because they are now obsolete because the language has been added to WAC 246-915-160.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Kris Waidely, Program Manager, Department of Health, Board of Physical Therapy, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868 , AND RECEIVED BY December 7, 2004.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: On May 18, 2004, a hearing was held in Yakima, Washington, to adopt WAC 246-915-160 Responsibilities of supervision. The entire language from WAC 246-915-170 and 246-915-150 has been added to WAC 246-915-160. The changes are intended to provide clear detailed supervision requirements for physical therapists and consolidate all supervision requirements into one WAC to provide clearer understanding and the information will be easier to find in one section.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The entire language from WAC 246-915-150 and 246-915-170 has been added to WAC 246-915-160 Responsibilities of supervision which [was] filed with the Code Reviser's Office on June 11, 2004, and became effective July 12, 2004.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.74.023.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of Health, Board of Physical Therapy, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Kris Waidely, Program Manager, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 236-4847.

August 31, 2004

Kris Waidely

Program Manager

OTS-7416.1


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 246-915-150 Physical therapist assistant and physical therapy aide supervision ratio.
WAC 246-915-170 Special requirements for physical therapist assistant utilization.

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