WSR 05-14-155

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed July 6, 2005, 9:32 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-836-XXX Intramuscular, intravenous, subcutaneous and intradermal injections.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.36A.060 and HB 1546, chapter 158, Laws of 2005.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are necessary to implement legislation (HB 1546, chapter 158, Laws of 2005) which passed during the 2005 legislative session. Rules adopted on this subject will enable naturopaths who use intramuscular, intravenous, subcutaneous, and intradermal injections when treating patients.

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, public meetings and mailings to interested persons.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Holly Rawnsley, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47866, Olympia, WA 98504-7866, phone (360) 236-4941, fax (360) 236-2406, e-mail Holly.Rawnsley@doh.wa.gov. Interested persons can participate through meetings and by submitting written comments.

July 5, 2005

B. White

for Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office