WSR 11-10-068

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery)

[ Filed May 2, 2011, 4:06 p.m. , effective July 1, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2011.

Purpose: ESHB 2876 (chapter 209, Laws of 2010) directs the board of osteopathic medicine and surgery to adopt new rules for management of chronic noncancer pain and repeal the existing rules. The repealed rules include WAC 246-854-120, 246-854-130, 246-854-140, and 246-854-150 (osteopathic physician assistants).

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 246-854-120, 246-854-130, 246-854-140, and 246-854-150.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.57.285, 18.57A.090, 18.57.005, 18.57A.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-04-086 on February 1, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 4.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 4.

Date Adopted: March 18, 2011.

Blake T. Maresh

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office