WSR 05-13-184

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Hearing and Speech)

[ Filed June 22, 2005, 8:44 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-828-025 Definitions, 246-828-045 Interim permit, and 246-828-075 Student supervisors.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.35.040(2), 18.35.161.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Board of Hearing and Speech is considering amending these rules to provide clarification and direction for hearing instrument fitter and dispensers, audiology and speech-language pathology students, interim permit holders, and licensees regarding supervision requirements for students and individuals who are completing the postgraduate work experience.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other agencies regulate this subject.

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 Karen Kelley, Program Manager, Board of Hearing and Speech, P.O. Box 47869, Olympia, WA 98504-7869, (360) 236-4856, or (360) 236-4918 fax, karen.kelley@doh.wa.gov. Meeting Dates: August 5, 2005, in Ocean Shores and November 4, 2005, in Kent.

May 12, 2005

Bob Nicoloff

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office