DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Board of Nursing Home Administrators)
[Filed December 11, 2019, 1:22 p.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-13-106.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-843-325, the board of nursing home administrators (board) is proposing to add a new section to the chapter that provides for temporary practice permits to be issued to military spouses or state-registered domestic partners who hold an out-of-state credential as a nursing home administrator.
Hearing Location(s): On January 24, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., at the Department of Health, Town Center 2, Room 153, 111 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501.
Date of Intended Adoption: January 24, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Kendra Pitzler, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, email https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/policyreview, fax 360-236-2901, by January 17, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kendra Pitzler, phone 360-236-4723, fax 360-236-2901, TTY 360-833-6388 or 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 17, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The board is proposing to add a new section to chapter 246-843 WAC to establish the process and criteria for applicants who are military spouses or state-registered domestic partners to obtain temporary practice permits as nursing home administrators. The proposed rule, WAC 246-843-325, adopts secretary rules by reference and implements chapter 18.340
RCW regarding military spouses who move to the state of Washington due to the transfer of the military person, and where the applicant must complete specific additional licensing requirements in Washington state. The applicant must be credentialed in another state with substantially equivalent standards and meet other specific criteria.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed rule is necessary to establish a process and criteria in order to expedite the credentialing process for an applicant to receive a temporary practice permit. The temporary practice permit will allow approved applicants who are military spouses or state-registered domestic partners to practice in the full scope of their profession for up to 180 days pending issuance of permanent credentials. The rule also complies with chapter 18.340
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.340
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: None.
Name of Proponent: Board of nursing home administrators, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Kendra Pitzler, 111 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501, 360-236-4723.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
. The agency did not complete a cost-benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328
. RCW 34.05.328
(5)(b)(iii) exempts rules that adopt or incorporate by reference without material change federal statutes or regulations, Washington state law, the rules of other Washington state agencies, or national consensus codes that generally establish industry standards;[.]
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025
(3) as the rules are adopting or incorporating by reference without material change federal statutes or regulations, Washington state statutes, rules of other Washington state agencies, shoreline master programs other than those programs governing shorelines of statewide significance, or, as referenced by Washington state law, national consensus codes that generally establish industry standards, if the material adopted or incorporated regulates the same subject matter and conduct as the adopting or incorporating rule; and rule content is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.
December 11, 2019
U. James Chaney, MPA, MA, BA
WAC 246-843-325Temporary practice permit—Military spouse eligibility and issuance.
A military spouse or state registered domestic partner of a military person may receive a temporary practice permit while completing any specific additional requirements that are not related to training or practice standards for nursing home administrators. The board adopts the procedural rules as adopted by the department of health in WAC 246-12-051.