WSR 07-08-070

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery)

[ Filed March 30, 2007, 8:00 a.m. , effective April 30, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Adopting new WAC 246-853-085 Approved colleges and schools of osteopathic medicine and surgery, the rule requires schools and colleges of osteopathic medicine to be accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. The rule will establish enforceable standards and criteria for the board to approve a college or school.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.57.005, 18.57.020.

Other Authority: Chapter 18.57 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-19-107 on September 20, 2006.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Arlene Robertson, Program Manager, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47866, Olympia, WA 98504-7866, phone (360) 236-4945, fax (360) 236-2406, e-mail arlene.robertson@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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 17, 2006.

Daniel Dugaw, DO

Board Chair

OTS-8759.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-853-085   Approved colleges and schools of osteopathic medicine and surgery.   For the purposes of meeting the qualifications under RCW 18.57.020, the board approves those colleges or schools of osteopathic medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

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