PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-847-065 Continued competency.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.59.130, 18.59.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current WAC 246-847-065 requires occupational therapists to complete thirty hours of continuing education every two years as required in chapter 18.59 RCW. The board would like to add competency goals and objectives to this rule and also clarify that this rule includes licensed occupational therapy assistants as well as licensed occupational therapists.
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 contacting Department of Health, Kris Waidely, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, (360) 236-4847, fax (360) 236-4922.
March 13, 2003