DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Washington Medical Commission)
[Filed March 12, 2021, 1:52 p.m., effective April 12, 2021]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 246-918-080 (2)(d) (allopathic physician assistants) Physician assistant—Requirements for licensure, and 246-919-380 (allopathic physicians) AIDS prevention and information education requirements. The Washington medical commission has repealed WAC 246-918-080 (2)(d) and 246-919-380 relating to HIV/AIDS education as a result of ESHB 1551 Modernizing the control of certain communicable diseases, chapter 76, Laws of 2020.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 246-919-380; and amending WAC 246-918-080(2).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 21-01-213 on December 23, 2020.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1.
Date Adopted: March 12, 2021.
Melanie de Leon
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 15-04-122, filed 2/3/15, effective 3/6/15)
WAC 246-918-080Physician assistant—Requirements for licensure.
(1) Except for a physician assistant licensed prior to July 1, 1999, individuals applying to the commission for licensure as a physician assistant must have graduated from an accredited commission approved physician assistant program and successfully passed the NCCPA examination.
(2) An applicant for licensure as a physician assistant must submit to the commission:
(a) A completed application on forms provided by the commission;
(b) Proof the applicant has completed an accredited commission approved physician assistant program and successfully passed the NCCPA examination;
(c) All applicable fees as specified in WAC 246-918-990; and
(d) ((Proof of completion of four clock hours of AIDS education as required in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 8; and
(e))) Other information required by the commission.
(3) The commission will only consider complete applications with all supporting documents for licensure.
(4) A physician assistant may not begin practicing without written commission approval of a delegation agreement.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
AIDS prevention and information education requirements.