WSR 01-14-044

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Surgical Technologist Program)

[ Filed June 29, 2001, 1:40 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 23, 2001.

Purpose: Adopt rules to clarify application, registration, and expired surgical technologist registration process.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 18.215 RCW and RCW 18.130.050.

Other Authority: RCW 18.215.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-06-054 on March 7, 2001.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 246-939-040(2) changed the word "licensing" to "registration" and WAC 246-939-020 to remove the mailing address.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 3, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 3, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

June 29, 2001

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

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NEW SECTION
WAC 246-939-005   What is the purpose of these rules?   These rules:

(1) Implement the law passed by the legislature to register surgical technologists and place them under chapter 18.130 RCW, the Uniform Disciplinary Act.

(2) Inform the public of who must register under this law.

(3) Inform applicants and registrants of the type of actions that can lead to discipline against their credential.

(4) Inform applicants of their recourse in the event their application is denied.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 246-939-020   How do I register as a surgical technologist?   (1) How do I obtain a registration application?

(a) Applicant may obtain an application by contacting the department. Applicants must return the completed application to be registered.

(b) Completed original applications shall be sent to the department of health.

(c) All applicants shall refer to chapter 246-12 WAC, Parts 1, 2, 10, and 11.

(2) Is there a requirement for education?

(a) Applicants must complete seven clock hours of AIDS education as required by RCW 70.24.270 and chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 8.

(b) Registration does not require additional education.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 246-939-040   How do I renew my surgical technologist registration if it has expired?   (1) If the credential has expired for three years or less, the practitioner must meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) If the credential has expired for more than three years, the practitioner must reapply for registration under the requirements of this chapter and the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

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