WSR 13-22-059
(Board of Naturopathy)
[Filed November 4, 2013, 2:09 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-836 WAC, Naturopathic physicians, to consider rule making regarding the practice of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in naturopathic practice.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.36A.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board of naturopathy (board) will consider writing rules regarding nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in naturopathic practice. If the board determines there are procedures within the scope of naturopathic practice, education and training requirements would also need to be determined. The board may also consider potential practice restrictions or requirements (such as delegation restrictions or specific patient follow-up requirements).
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 persons can participate in the rule process through meetings and by submitting written comments, and are encouraged to join the listserv at
Please address questions and/or comments to Susan Gragg, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47866, Olympia, WA 98504-7866, phone (360) 236-4941, fax (360) 236-2406, e-mail
November 4, 2013
Chris Humberson, R.Ph.
Executive Director