WSR 14-07-113
(Board of Psychology)
[Filed March 19, 2014, 9:41 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-924 WAC, the examining board of psychology (board) is considering creating new sections to allow for the acceptance of courses taken outside the doctoral degree granting program, and the development of standards for applicants applying by endorsement. The board will also consider amending other sections within the chapter to properly reference any new sections created.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.83.050 and 18.83.170.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board has adopted an interpretive policy statement regarding allowable coursework taken outside the doctoral degree program. Interpretive policy statements are not enforceable. The board would like to establish rules related to allowable coursework. The board would also like to adopt rules to clarify the process for applicants applying by endorsement.
Adopting rules on both issues will allow for transparent and enforceable 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 by contacting Betty Moe, Department of Health, Examining Board of Psychology, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, e-mail, phone (360) 236-4912, fax (360) 236-2901. Interested members of the public will be notified of and invited to participate in workshops on the subject matter of this inquiry and also may submit written comments for consideration.
March 19, 2014
T. Cahn, Ph.D.