WSR 15-03-066
(Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery)
[Filed January 15, 2015, 1:22 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-853-XXX Osteopathic physicians and surgeons, establishing training requirements for suicide assessment, treatment, and management for osteopathic physicians per ESHB 2315. Amendments to existing sections within the chapter may be necessary.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.57.005 and ESHB 2315 (chapter 71, Laws of 2014).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ESHB 2315 directs the board of osteopathic medicine and surgery (board) to adopt rules to implement training requirements for suicide assessment, treatment, and management. The board may identify in rule training exceptions and exemptions as appropriate, and establish in rule standards for suicide assessment, treatment, and management trainings that are appropriate for osteopathic physicians.
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 may participate in the development of draft rules prior to a formal proposal by joining the board's listserv, attending workshops, and providing input on draft and proposed materials. Interested parties can receive information on how to participate by contacting Brett Cain, Program Manager, Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4766, fax (360) 236-2901, e-mail
January 14, 2015
Blake T. Maresh
Executive Director