WSR 07-16-068

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed July 26, 2007, 3:23 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New chapter 246-XXX WAC, Licensure requirements for athletic trainers.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: SSB 5503 (chapter 253, Laws of 2007) and RCW 43.70.250.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SSB 5503 (chapter 253, Laws of 2007) passed during the 2007 legislative session. The new legislation requires athletic trainers to apply for licensure. Rules need to be established to license athletic trainers.

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 Jennifer Bressi, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, phone (360) 236-4893, fax (360) 644-9077.

July 26, 2007

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office