WSR 16-09-097
[Filed April 19, 2016, 12:01 p.m.]
The department of health (department) is withdrawing the CR-102 for WAC 246-830-037, which was filed November 2, 2015, and published in WSR 15-22-076.
The department is withdrawing this CR-102 because the 2016 legislature passed HB 2781, which was signed by the governor on March 29, 2016, and is effective June 9, 2016. HB 2781 requires the board of massage (board) to write rules to allow board approved massage programs to establish transfer programs to accept an individual's prior education in a program that has not been approved by the board.
The purpose of the proposed rule was to clarify that all applicants for massage practitioner licensure must successfully complete an entire course of study from a board approved program. With the passage of HB 2781, the current CR-102 proposed rule conflicts with the statute and the language is no longer valid.
The board intends to file a new CR-102 with proposed rule language this year.
Individuals requiring information should contact Megan Brown, program manager, at (360) 236-4945.
Tami Thompson
Regulatory Affairs Manager