PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
[Filed August 5, 2019, 10:18 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-926 WAC, Radiological technologists, the department of health (department) is considering opening rules to clarify, streamline, and modernize the regulations for cardiovascular invasive specialists, radiologic technologists, radiologist assistants, and X-ray technicians. This may include repealing or adding new sections of rules, clarifying competency requirements and identifying authorized duties.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: During review of chapter 246-926 WAC, in accordance with RCW 43.70.041
which requires the department to review existing rules every five years, it was determined that many of the sections were outdated and needing clarity. This rule making aims to clarify, streamline, and modernize the rules for the benefit of licensees and the public.
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.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Debra Mendoza, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone 360-236-4841, fax 360-236-2901, TTY 360-833-6388 or 711, email Debra.Mendoza@doh.wa.gov.
Additional comments: Interested persons can participate in the rule process through open public meetings and by submitting written comments, and are encouraged to sign up for the interested parties list (GovDelivery) at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WADOH/subscriber/new. Rule-making notices will be emailed via GovDelivery.
Please address questions and/or comments to Debra Mendoza.
August 1, 2019
Chief of Staff
for John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH