DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
[Filed April 16, 2019, 11:36 a.m., effective May 17, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 246-831-040 Reflexology educational requirements, the department has adopted rule amendments to update the educational curriculum requirements that a reflexology program must provide to students. The amendment makes it clearer that the schools are required to have in-person training of body systems that relate to reflexology. The language in this section is also amended to update it to currently established industry terminology.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-831-040.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 19-03-046 on January 9, 2019.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: April 12, 2019.
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 13-12-044, filed 5/31/13, effective 7/1/13)
WAC 246-831-040Educational requirements.
Training in reflexology must include a minimum of two hundred hours of instruction. One hour of instruction is defined as fifty minutes of actual instructional time. The two hundred hours shall consist of the following:
(1) Thirty hours of reflexology theory, history, zones, reflex ((points))maps and relaxation response, and contraindications;
(2) Forty hours of in-person, classroom study of body systems as related to reflexology:
(a) The study of the leg, feet, hands and outer ears as structures;
(b) Hands-on palpation of landmarks and reflex points with sensory identification of palpated areas;
(c) A map of reflexes as they are anatomically reflected on the feet, hands and outer ears; and
(d) How the reflexes are affected by stimulation to the feet, hands and outer ears through hands-on experience.
(3) Thirty hours of anatomy and physiology;
(4) Five hours of business practice involving ethics, business standards and local/state laws and ordinances pertaining to the practice of reflexology;
(5) Twenty-five hours or more of supervised practicum or clinical work; and
(6) Seventy hours of additional ((homework hours that can include giving and))course work which can include the practice of documenting client reflexology sessions ((as well as other written work)).