WSR 05-20-105

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed October 5, 2005, 10:10 a.m. , effective November 5, 2005 ]


Purpose: This rule will streamline the credentialing process by removing unnecessary barriers to licensed chiropractors who are in good standing in other jurisdictions. Specifically, the rule will reduce the amount of time and cost for chiropractors from other jurisdictions to apply for a license by endorsement by as much as $825.00. The rule also identifies that a minimum passing score of 95% is required on the written Washington state jurisprudence examination.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-808-135.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.25.0171.

Other Authority: RCW 18.25.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-13-186 on June 22, 2005.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Karen Kelley, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47869, Olympia, WA 98504-7869, phone (360) 236-4856, fax (360) 236-4918, e-mail karen.kelley@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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: September 8, 2005.

Leo Romero, DC, Chair

Chiropractic Quality

Assurance Commission

OTS-8122.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-17-180, filed 8/23/00, effective 9/23/00)

WAC 246-808-135   Licensure by endorsement.   RCW 18.25.040 authorizes the commission to grant licensure for endorsement to individuals to practice chiropractic under the laws of any other state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or province of Canada, if the commission determines an applicant has qualifications that are substantially equivalent to the requirements in this section.

An applicant may apply for licensure by endorsement by submitting to the commission:

(1) A completed application on forms provided by the department;

(2) A fee as specified in WAC 246-808-990; and

(3) Evidence, satisfactory to the commission that the applicant, at the time of application under this section:

(a) ((That the license)) Is licensed to practice chiropractic in another jurisdiction including, but not limited to, another state, a territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a province in Canada;

(b) ((That the)) Has credentials and qualifications that are substantially equivalent to ((the)) Washington state's requirements ((of the state of Washington)) for licensure by examination ((at the time of application under this section));

(c) ((That the jurisdiction in which the applicant is licensed grants similar recognition to licensees in the state of Washington;

(d) That the applicant)) Has been engaged in the full-time practice of chiropractic, or has taught general clinical chiropractic subjects at an accredited school of chiropractic((, as set forth in WAC 246-808-040, in a jurisdiction described in subsection (3)(a) of this section for at least three of the five years immediately preceding application under this section));

(((e) That the applicant)) (d) Has not been convicted of a crime, if ((such)) the crime would be grounds for the ((refusal)) denial, suspension, or revocation of a license to practice chiropractic in ((this)) the state ((if committed in the state)) of Washington;

(((f) That the applicant's)) (e) Has a license to practice chiropractic that is not((, at the time of application under this section,)) suspended ((or)), revoked, or otherwise conditioned or restricted, in any jurisdiction, ((based on grounds)) which would be grounds for the ((refusal)) denial, suspension or revocation of a license to practice chiropractic in ((this)) the state of Washington; and

(((g))) (f) Of passing an open book written jurisprudence examination ((and National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Special Purpose Examination for Chiropractors (SPEC))) with a minimum passing score of ninety-five percent.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.25.0171 and 18.25.030. 00-17-180, 246-808-135, filed 8/23/00, effective 9/23/00. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.25 RCW. 96-16-074, 246-808-135, filed 8/6/96, effective 9/6/96.]

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