PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
[Filed August 5, 1997, 8:17 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-802-030 Approval of school, program, apprenticeship or tutorial instruction, 246-802-040 Western sciences, 246-802-050 Acupuncture sciences, and 246-802-060 Clinical training.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The educational course requirements and credit hours do not reflect what the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine approves and what the acupuncture schools are teaching. The number of contact hours in rule do not reflect the national trend.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Vicki Brown, Program Manager, Acupuncture Program, P.O. Box 7868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, (360) 664-3230, FAX (360) 753-0876. There will be an open summit/public meeting to gather suggestions, recommendations, comments on September 24, 1997, in the SeaTac area. The location is to be determined.