WSR 07-07-062

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Psychology)

[ Filed March 14, 2007, 3:50 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Examining board of psychology, WAC 246-924-358 Sexual misconduct.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.83.050 and 18.130.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The examining board of psychology (board) is considering amending the current sexual misconduct rules. The board would like to amend the current rules to further define activities by practitioners that are sexual misconduct and define appropriate sanctions.

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.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Betty Moe, Program Manager, Examining Board of Psychology, P.O. Box 47869, Olympia, WA 98504-7869, office (360) 236-4912, fax (360) 236-4909.

March 12, 2007

Betty Moe

Program Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office