DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Board of Physical Therapy)
[Filed May 31, 2019, 9:57 a.m., effective July 1, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 246-915A-010, HB 1278 passed in 2017 and was codified in chapter 18.74
RCW, which enacted the physical therapy licensure compact (PTLC) in Washington state to facilitate interstate practice of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. The purpose of the adopted new rule is to comply with RCW 18.74.500
, Article IX(2), which mandates that in order to participate in PTLC in the state of Washington the board of physical therapy must adopt PTLC rules. The adopted rule complies with the statute by incorporating by reference to the compact commission's rules as of October 28, 2018.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: New WAC 246-915A-010.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.74.500
, and HB 1278 (chapter 108, Laws of 2017).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 19-06-081 on March 6, 2019.
A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Kris Waidely, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone 360-236-4847, fax 360-236-2901, TTY 360-833-6388 or 711, email email@example.com, web site www.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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: April 10, 2019.
Andrew J. Wodka, PT, DPT, MBA, Vice Chair
Board of Physical Therapy
WAC 246-915A-010Physical therapy licensure compact—Compact commission rules.
(1) The physical therapy licensure compact (compact) is established in Washington under RCW 18.74.500
. Its purpose is to facilitate interstate practice of physical therapy with the goal of improving public access to physical therapy services.
(2) The rules of the physical therapy compact commission, in effect as of October 28, 2018, are adopted and incorporated by reference.
(3) A copy of the rules is available for public inspection from the department of health at https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/PhysicalTherapyLicensureCompact/RulesinProgress or by calling the department of health's office of customer service at 360-236-4700.
(4) A licensee may exercise a compact privilege as provided in RCW 18.74.500
, Article IV. Applicable fees are set forth in WAC 246-915A-990.