WSR 00-10-110

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed May 3, 2000, 11:32 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chiropractic, WAC 246-808-105 Chiropractic licensure -- Initial eligibility and application requirements, 246-808-115 Examinations, 246-808-120 Chiropractic examination scores, and 246-808-135 Licensure by endorsement.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.25.0171 Commission -- Duties and powers -- Compensation -- Rules.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Allows chiropractic applicants to take one national examination and be qualified to practice in forty-eight states. Eliminates administering Washington state chiropractic practical examination. National examinations are administered on the chiropractic college campus eliminating applicant's time commitment, travel costs and makes the examination more accessible. Allows licenses to be issued withing thirty days compared to several months.

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 rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Connie M. Glasgow, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, phone (360) 236-4871, fax (360) 753-0657.

April 28, 2000

Gail Zimmerman

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office