WSR 16-21-066
(Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed October 17, 2016, 10:21 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-808-320 Privileged communications, 246-808-330 Patient abandonment, 246-808-340 Consultation, 246-808-350 Unethical requests, 246-808-360 Patient welfare, 246-808-370 Patient disclosure, 246-808-380 Degree of skill, 246-808-390 Illegal practitioners, and 246-808-520 Identification, the chiropractic quality assurance commission (commission) is considering revising specific chiropractic standards of care rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.25.0171 and 18.130.050.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The commission is considering revisions to several rules identified above in order to clarify, streamline, and modernize the rule language, and to make the rules consistent with current laws and practice standards, while further protecting the public. Except for revising individual rule sections, a comprehensive review of the chiropractic chapter has not been conducted since 1996.
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.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. If you have questions regarding this proposal, contact Leann Yount, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4856, or e-mail All rule-making notices will be e-mailed to the commission's interested parties list (listserv) and appropriate state associations. Rule drafting will take place in open public meetings where comments will be accepted verbally and in writing.
October 17, 2016
Leann Yount
Program Manager