WSR 09-20-075

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Medical Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed October 5, 2009, 3:09 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-919-480 Retired active credential.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.130.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: 2009 2SHB 1899 (section 4(1), chapter 403, Laws of 2009) directs the commission to consider amending the retired active physician rules in a manner that improves access to health care services for the citizens of this state without compromising public safety. Some of the amendments the commission is considering are: Physicians should not be limited to primary care and physicians should not be limited to practicing in community clinics.

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 by contacting Julie Kitten, Program Manager, Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47866, Olympia, WA 98504-7866, phone (360) 236-2757, fax (360) 236-2795, julie.kitten@doh.wa.gov. The commission will use a collaborative rule-making process that will include public meetings and sharing drafts with interested parties. Notifications about the rule development will be sent through ListServs.

October 5, 2009

Julie Kitten

Program Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office