PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-831 WAC, adding a new chapter for reflexology, including the certification requirements and fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.130.050 and ESSB 6103 (chapter 137, Laws of 2012).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ESSB 6103 (chapter 137, Laws of 2012) creates a new credential and requires certification of reflexologists. Rules are needed for the new profession to establish the minimum education, examination, certification, and fee requirements for reflexologists.
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. Interested parties can participate in the rule-making processes by attending workshops and providing comments on draft and proposed language. Notices on how to provide comments will be sent to interested parties through listserv and e-mail. Interested parties can request to be added to an interested parties list or send comments to Kris Waidely, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, (360) 236-4847, fax (360) 236-2901, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 2, 2012
Mary C. Selecky