WSR 00-19-082

EXPEDITED ADOPTION

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed September 20, 2000, 9:19 a.m. ]

Title of Rule: WAC 246-930-070 Training required for certified and affiliate sexual offender treatment providers.

Purpose: Amendments are to incorporate the July 1, 1995, change that affiliate providers are no longer required to complete fifty hours of training. The language in the rule is outdated.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.155.040

Summary: The proposed amendments to remove specific reference to affiliate providers will create consistency with the effective date of the change that states there is no longer a requirement for affiliate providers to complete fifty hours of training.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The amendment to the rule will provide certified and affiliate providers and consumers of their services with clear and consistent guidelines.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Sex Offender Treatment Provider Program, 1300 S.E. Quince, Olympia, WA, (360) 236-4915.

Name of Proponent: Department of Health, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: WAC 246-930-070 Training required for certified and affiliate sexual offender treatment providers.

Purpose, provides certified and affiliate providers with clarification regarding specific training requirements.

Effects, changes to this rule will identify training specifications for full certified providers only.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The changes will remove reference to affiliate providers, there is no longer a requirement for affiliate providers in this rule.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED TO BE ADOPTED USING AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS RULE BEING ADOPTED USING THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Diane Young, Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance, P.O. Box 47869, Olympia, WA 98504-7869 , AND RECEIVED BY November 21, 2000.


September 19, 2000

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-4310.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-13-179, filed 6/21/94, effective 7/22/94)

WAC 246-930-070
Training required for certified ((or affiliate)) providers.

((Effective July 1, 1995, applicants for affiliate status will not be required to have fifty hours of training.))

(1) All applicants for certification as providers ((or affiliate providers)) shall submit documentation of attendance at fifty hours of formal conferences, symposia, or seminars directly related to the treatment and evaluation of sex offenders. No more than ten hours of training may be related to victims of abuse.

(2) All such training shall have been received within the three years preceding application for certification.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.155.040. 94-13-179, 246-930-070, filed 6/21/94, effective 7/22/94; 91-11-063 (Order 168), 246-930-070, filed 5/16/91, effective 6/16/91.]

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