WSR 12-01-129

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed December 21, 2011, 11:01 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-808-180 Expired licenses -- Requirements for reinstating a license, the chiropractic quality assurance commission (commission) intends to evaluate the requirements to reinstate an expired chiropractic license that has been expired more than three years, to determine if they are sufficient to protect the public.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.25.0171 and 18.130.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Currently a Washington state chiropractor with a license expired for three years or more must pay the fees and pass the jurisprudence exam to reinstate the license. The commission is concerned there is an increased risk of patient harm by a practitioner who does not have current practice experience and has not maintained continuing education. The commission intends to evaluate the current requirements to reinstate an expired license to determine if amendments are needed.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Leann Yount, Department of Health, Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4856, and fax (360) 236-2901. Stakeholders will be notified and invited to participate in an open public rules workshop and may submit written comments for consideration. Stakeholders will be notified through listserv, commission meetings, and posting to the web site.

December 21, 2011

Leann Yount

Program Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office