PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-803 WAC, East Asian medicine practitioner, amending the chapter to define and clarify the practice of point injection therapy.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.06.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering defining and clarifying the practice of point injection therapy, which may include the substances that can be injected. Amending the rules is expected to reduce confusion about the practice and address public health concerns.
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 process by attending rule workshops and providing comments in writing. To be notified of rule-making activities join the listserv at http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=ACUPUNCTURE&A=1. Send written comments to Vicki Brown, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, (360) 236-4865, fax (360) 236-2901, or e-mail email@example.com.
December 19, 2012
Mary C. Selecky