WSR 08-17-040

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed August 14, 2008, 11:32 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-926 WAC, amending to add licensure requirements for radiologist assistants, an advanced level radiologic technologist.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.84 RCW as amended by chapter 246, Laws of 2008 (SSB 6439).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 246, Laws of 2008 (SSB 6439) created an additional category of radiologic technologists known as radiologist assistants. Rules are needed to update the regulations and to establish minimum education, examination, and licensure requirements for radiologist assistants.

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 addressing questions and/or comments to Susan Gragg, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47866, Olympia, WA 98504-7866, phone (360) 236-4941, fax (360) 236-2406, e-mail susan.gragg@doh.wa.gov. Interested persons can participate in the rule process through meetings and by submitting written comments, and are encouraged to join the ListServ at http://listserv.wa.gov/.

August 14, 2008

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office