Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 246-760-100 is being changed in order to be consistent with statute. In 2009, ESSB 5889 was passed, allowing ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians to volunteer their services as vision screeners in schools.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-760-100.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.210.020.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-10-125 on May 5, 2010.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Added the phrase "in a manner consistent with RCW 28A.210.020" to the first sentence of subsection (1) of the rule.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 20, 2010.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-20-079, filed 9/30/02, effective 10/31/02)
WAC 246-760-100 What are the qualifications for visual screening personnel? (1) Screening must be performed in a manner consistent with RCW 28A.210.020 by persons competent to administer screening procedures as a function of their professional training and background or special training and demonstrated competence under supervision.
(2) Technicians and nonprofessional volunteers must have adequate preparation and thorough understanding of the tests as demonstrated by their performance under supervision.
(3) Supervision, training, reporting and referral shall be the responsibility of a professional person specifically designated by the school administration. He or she may be a school nurse or public health nurse, a special educator, teacher or administrator who possesses basic knowledge of the objectives and methods of visual acuity screening, supervisory experience and ability, demonstrated ability to teach others and demonstrated capacity to work well with people.
(4) Screening may not be performed by ophthalmologists,
optometrists, or opticians or any individuals who may have a
conflict of interest.))
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.210.200. 02-20-079, § 246-760-100, filed 9/30/02, effective 10/31/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-760-100, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 63, § 248-144-150 (codified as WAC 248-148-150), filed 11/1/71.]