WSR 10-12-019

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Medical Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed May 21, 2010, 2:21 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-919-615 (physicians) and 246-918-010 (physician assistants). Repeal delegation of authority to initiate investigations.

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 Julie Kitten, Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47866, Olympia, WA 98504-7866 , AND RECEIVED BY August 2, 2010.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The medical quality assurance commission (commission) intends to repeal WAC 246-919-615 (physicians) and 246-918-010 (physician assistants) as these rules are not necessary because the commission has statutory authority to delegate to a panel.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: RCW 18.130.050(18) authorizes the disciplining authority to establish panels with three or more members to perform any duty or authority within its jurisdiction. The commission delegates authority to initiate investigations to a panel based upon this statute. For this reason, these rules are not required. The commission believes the expedited rule-making process is appropriate because the rules only pertain to internal governmental actions.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.130.050(1), 18.71.017.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.130.080(2), 18.130.050 (11), (18).

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

Name of Proponent: Department of health, medical quality assurance commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Julie Kitten, 243 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 236-2757; Implementation and Enforcement: Maryella Jansen, 243 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 236-2755.

April 5, 2010

Maryella E. Jansen

Executive Director

OTS-3170.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 246-918-010 Delegation of authority to initiate investigations.

OTS-3171.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 246-919-615 Delegation of authority to initiate investigations.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office