WSR 05-09-003

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Physical Therapy)

[ Filed April 7, 2005, 8:15 a.m. , effective May 8, 2005 ]


Purpose: This rule allows any licensed physical therapist to place their credential in an inactive status while they are not practicing or delivering physical therapy services. The rule allows practitioners to maintain licenses without being penalized through late fees or the requirement to retake and pass the national examination.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-915-350 Inactive credential and 246-915-990 PT fees and renewal.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.74.073.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-03-008 on January 6, 2005.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Kris Waidely, P.O. Box 47867, Tumwater, WA 98501, phone (360) 236-4847, fax (360) 664-9077, e-mail kris.waidely@doh.wa.gov.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: March 15, 2005.

Sam Stockton, PT, Chair

Board of Physical Therapy

OTS-7073.3


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-915-350   Inactive credential.   (1) A physical therapist may obtain an inactive credential. Refer to the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 4.

(2) Practitioners with an inactive credential for three years or less who wish to return to active status must meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 4.

(3) Practitioners with an inactive credential for more than three years, who have been in active practice in another United States jurisdiction, and wish to return to active status must:

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

(b) Meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 4.

(4) Practitioners with an inactive credential for more than three years, who have not been in active practice in another United States jurisdiction, and wish to return to active status must:

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

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

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OTS-7518.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-08-101, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99)

WAC 246-915-990   Physical therapy fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Licenses must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:


Title of Fee Fee
Application $100.00
License renewal 65.00
Late renewal penalty 50.00
Inactive license renewal 35.00
Expired inactive license reissuance 50.00
Expired license reissuance 50.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-915-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-915-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-915-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91; 91-05-004 (Order 128), 246-915-990, filed 2/7/91, effective 3/10/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-915-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-42-075, filed 5/1/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-42-075, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-42-100.]

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