WSR 05-03-009

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Physical Therapy)

[ Filed January 6, 2005, 10:57 a.m. , effective February 6, 2005 ]


Purpose: The proposed rule allows the board to waive reexamination and to impose any other requirements necessary to ensure professional competence before allowing the practitioner to reinstate their license to practice. In addition, the proposed rule changes the current title of the rule from "Expired license" to "Reinstatement." The change better describes the intent of the section.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-915-050 Reinstatement.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.74.023.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-20-068 on October 4, 2004.

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 16, 2004.

Sam Stockton, PT, Chair

Board of Physical Therapy

OTS-7066.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)

WAC 246-915-050   ((Expired license.)) Reinstatement.   (1) If the license has expired for three years or less, the practitioner must meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) If the license has expired for over three years, and the practitioner has been in active practice in another United States jurisdiction, the practitioner must:

(a) Submit verification of active practice from any other United States jurisdiction;

(b) Meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(3) If the license has expired for over three years, and the practitioner has not been in active practice in another United States jurisdiction, the practitioner must((:

(a) Successfully pass the examination as provided in RCW 18.74.035. The board may waive reexamination in favor of evidence of continuing competency satisfactory to the board;

(b) Must meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2)) meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. Before recommending reinstatement, the board may require reexamination and may impose any other requirements necessary to ensure professional competence and protect the public.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-915-050, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.74.023. 94-05-014 (Order 403B), 246-915-050, filed 2/4/94, effective 3/7/94; 91-05-094 (Order 144B), 246-915-050, filed 2/20/91, effective 3/23/91; 91-02-011 (Order 103B), recodified as 246-915-050, filed 12/21/90, effective 1/31/91; 84-03-055 (Order PL 455), 308-42-070, filed 1/18/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.74.020. 83-05-032 (Order PL 426), 308-42-070, filed 2/10/83.]

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