WSR 08-17-001

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed August 6, 2008, 2:19 p.m. , effective September 6, 2008 ]


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

Purpose: The rules identify the training requirements for licensed massage practitioners to apply for an intraoral massage endorsement.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 18.108 RCW, SHB 1397 (chapter 272, Laws of 2007).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-11-117 on May 21, 2008.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The board added the word "directed" before hands-on supervision to clarify that the required supervised training must be face to face, in person, rather than on-line training. No other changes were made and no significant concepts were added or deleted.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Kris Waidely, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, phone (360) 236-4847, fax (360) 664-9077, e-mail kris.waidely@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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 6, 2008.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Karin Olsen

Board Chair

OTS-1223.4


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-830-490   Intraoral massage training.   Licensed massage practitioners may perform intraoral massage after completing specific intraoral massage training and after receiving an intraoral massage endorsement to their massage practitioner license.

To qualify for an intraoral massage endorsement you must complete the following training:

(1) Sixteen hours of direct supervised training must include:

(a) Hands-on intraoral massage techniques, cranial anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology; and

(b) Hygienic practices, safety and sanitation; and

(c) Pathology and contraindications.

Hygienic practices, safety and sanitation includes, but is not limited to: Gloves shall be worn during treatment and training which involves intraoral procedures. Fresh gloves shall be used for every intraoral patient contact. Gloves shall not be washed or reused for any purpose. The same pair of gloves shall not be used, removed, and reused for the same patient at the same visit or for any other purpose. Gloves that have been used for intraoral treatment shall not be reused for any other purpose; and

(2) Supervised training must be obtained from a licensed massage practitioner endorsed in intraoral massage or from an individual who is licensed, certified, or registered and who has performed intraoral massage services within their authorized scope of practice.

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