WSR 08-14-139

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed July 1, 2008, 12:28 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-811 WAC, Certified chemical dependency professional, amending chapter 246-811 WAC to include requirements for CDP trainee.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 135, Laws of 2008 and RCW 18.205.060.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To implement chapter 135, Laws of 2008 (2SHB 2674) that creates eight new counselor professions and abolishes the registered counselor credential. Rules will establish certification requirements for certified chemical dependency professional trainee.

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.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Stakeholders can participate in the development of rules by attending the chemical dependency certification advisory meetings on June 13 and October 17, 2008. Please join the chemical dependency professional listerv [listserv] mailing list at www.listserv.wa.gov and select chemical dependency professional to receive draft rules and meeting notices.

You can access the department's rule comment web page at www3.doh.wa.gov/policyreview/ or contact Leslie Magby, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47869, Olympia, WA 98504-7869, phone (360) 236-4912, fax (360) 236-4909, or e-mail at Leslie.Magby@doh.wa.gov.

July 1, 2008

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office