WSR 13-07-030

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed March 13, 2013, 12:03 p.m. , effective April 13, 2013 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: WAC 246-808-180, the rule identifies the requirements to reinstate a chiropractor's expired license. Specific requirements depend on how long the license has been expired. Submission of completed continuing education documentation, the passage of a jurisprudence exam, and the passage of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Special Purposes Examination of Chiropractic (SPEC) are included in the requirements.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-808-180.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.25.0171.

Other Authority: RCW 18.130.050.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-21-121 on October 23, 2012.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Leann Yount, Department of Health, Chiropractic Program, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4856, fax (360) 236-2901, e-mail leann.yount@doh.wa.gov.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: December 13, 2012.

Harold Rasmussen, DC

Chair

OTS-5011.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)

WAC 246-808-180   Expired licenses -- Requirements for ((reinstating)) reactivating a chiropractic license.   If a chiropractor's license is expired, to return to active status the chiropractor must meet the requirements of WAC 246-12-040 and comply with the following:

(1) If the license has expired for ((three years or)) less ((, the practitioner must meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) If the license has expired for more than three years and the practitioner can submit proof of continuing education, the practitioner must:

(a) Successfully complete the jurisprudence examination given by the department;

(b) Meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(3))) than one year, the chiropractor must submit to the department a written attestation of completing at least twenty-five hours of continuing education in any of the categories under WAC 246-808-150.

(2) If the chiropractor does not have an active license to practice chiropractic under the laws of any other state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or province of Canada and:

(a) If the license has expired for one year or more but less than three years ((and)), the ((practitioner cannot submit proof of continuing education courses during the time the license was expired, the practitioner)) chiropractor must:

(((a) Successfully)) (i) Complete at least fifty hours of continuing education in any of the categories listed under WAC 246-808-150 and submit to the department the appropriate documentation of course completion for approval; and

(ii) Pass the jurisprudence examination as ((provided in RCW 18.25.040 and 18.25.070(2);

(b) Meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2)) specified in WAC 246-808-115.

(b) If the license has been expired for three years or more, the chiropractor must:

(i) Complete at least fifty hours of continuing education in any of the categories listed under WAC 246-808-150 and submit to the department the appropriate documentation of course completion for approval;

(ii) Pass the jurisprudence examination as specified in WAC 246-808-115; and

(iii) Pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Special Purposes Examination of Chiropractic and submit to the department the appropriate documentation verifying a passing score.

(3) If the license has expired for one year or more, and the chiropractor has an active license to practice chiropractic under the laws of any other state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or province of Canada, the chiropractor must:

(a) Meet the requirements of WAC 246-808-135 for licensure by endorsement; or

(b) Meet the requirements of subsection (2)(a) or (b) of this section depending on the length of time the license has been expired.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-808-180, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.25 RCW. 96-16-074, 246-808-180, filed 8/6/96, effective 9/6/96.]