WSR 10-07-109

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed March 22, 2010, 9:03 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-830-460 Amount of continuing education (CE) requirements for massage practitioners. WAC 246-830-460 should be repealed because it is now obsolete and it conflicts with the updated WAC 246-830-475 Massage practitioners CE requirements.

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 Kris Waidely, Program Manager, Department of Health, Board of Massage, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852 , AND RECEIVED BY May 24, 2010.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This rule should be repealed because it is obsolete and conflicts with the more recent standard in WAC 246-830-475, which was effective June 7, 2009. The changes are intended to provide clear continuing education requirements for massage practitioners and consolidate all continuing education requirements into one rule section.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: RCW 34.05.353 (2)(c) authorizes an expedited repeal of this rule because the rule is no longer necessary because of changed circumstances (i.e. a newer standard has been adopted to replace this rule).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.108.025.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.108.025.

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

Name of Proponent: Department of health, board of massage, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Kris Waidely, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 236-4847.

March 19, 2010

Mary Selecky

Secretary

Kris Waidely

Program Manager

OTS-2281.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 246-830-460 Continuing education requirement -- Amount.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office