WSR 10-06-021

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed February 22, 2010, 11:45 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-810-030 Client disclosure information, registered counselors, hypnotherapists, and agency affiliated counselors, department of health, repealing the rule as it no longer applies.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Leann Yount, Program Manager, Department of Health, Counselor Program, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852 , AND RECEIVED BY May 3, 2010.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: 2SHB 2674 (chapter 135, Laws of 2008) changed the requirement for client disclosure information. Registered counselors, hypnotherapists, and agency affiliated counselors are not required to provide disclosure information to clients. The proposed rule repeals WAC 246-810-030 as it is no longer necessary.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: As a result of the 2008 legislation, chapter 18.19 RCW only requires certified counselors and certified advisers to provide client disclosure information to clients. When the rules to implement the new counseling professions were adopted in July 2009, WAC 246-810-030 should have been repealed. The proposed rules are housekeeping to correct this omission.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.19.050.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.19 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of health, registered counselor, hypnotherapy, and agency affiliated counselor programs, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Leann Yount, Program Manager, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98502, (360) 236-4856.

February 22, 2010

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-2946.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 246-810-030 Client disclosure information.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office