(Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: This rule updates the approved continuing education (CE) subject matter by adding nutrition and business management, add limits on CE hours that can be earned for some subject material, allow for CE credits to be earned by attending various multimedia CE programs, streamline the exemption rule, and requires chiropractors practicing out-of-state to comply with the same requirements of those chiropractors who reside and practice in Washington.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-808-150, 246-808-165, and 246-808-170.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.25.0171.
Other Authority: RCW 18.25.070.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-20-101 on October 5, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 1.
Date Adopted: November 17, 2005.
Nancy McCown, DC, Vice Chair
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)
WAC 246-808-150 Commission approved continuing education. (1) ((
Licensed)) Chiropractors must complete
twenty-five hours of continuing education (( as required in))
per year under RCW 18.25.070 and chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 7.
(2) The commission approves the following subject material for continuing chiropractic education credit:
(a) Diagnosis and treatment of the spine or immediate articulations within the scope of practice;
(b) X-ray/diagnostic imaging;
(c) Adjustive technique;
(d) Detection of a subluxation;
(e) Physical examination;
(k) Patient/case management;
(l) Impairment within the scope of practice;
- once every three years));
(n) Dietary and nutrition advice; and
(o) Chiropractic philosophy and business management (not to exceed a total of eight hours).
(3) Subject matter not approved for continuing education credit:
(b))) Subject matter not directly relating to the chiropractic clinical scope of practice; and
(c) Practice building; and
(d))) (b) Conduct prohibited by Washington state statutes or rules governing chiropractic practice.
A formal video continuing education program that
meets the requirements of this section is acceptable provided
that the video viewing is accompanied by a moderator and/or a
panel knowledgeable in the video contents to comment thereon
and answer questions or conduct discussions.)) A chiropractor
may earn a maximum of twelve hours for:
(a) Completing a multimedia chiropractic education program, which includes, but is not limited to, the internet, and video presentations.
(b) Serving as teachers or lecturers in continuing education programs. A chiropractor may receive credit on the same basis as the doctors attending the program.
(5) The individual or organization responsible for a
continuing education presentation must provide documentation
of attendance to ((
the)) participants, including course
content and number of hours.
Licensed chiropractors serving as teachers or
lecturers in commission approved continuing education programs
receive credit on the same basis as the doctors attending the
program.)) Chiropractors in active status who reside and
practice outside Washington must meet all the requirements of
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, § 246-808-150, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.25 RCW. 96-16-074, § 246-808-150, filed 8/6/96, effective 9/6/96.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, § 246-808-165, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.25 RCW. 96-16-074, § 246-808-165, filed 8/6/96, effective 9/6/96.]
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
|WAC 246-808-170||Licensees residing and practicing out-of-state -- Continuing education requirements.|