PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
(Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adopt rules to implement chapter 258, Laws of 2003 requiring registration of nursing technicians. WAC 246-840-010 Definitions, 246-840-840 Nursing technicians, 246-840-850 Use of nomenclature, 246-840-860 Nursing technician criteria, 246-840-870 Functions of the nursing technician, 246-840-880 and 246-840-890 Responsibilities of the employing facility; and rescinding WAC 246-840-900 Responsibilities of the nurse administrator.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 258, Laws of 2003.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 258, Laws of 2003 requires the registration of nurse technicians. These rules will be amended to enact and comply with the new law.
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 Kendra N. Pitzler, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, phone (360) 236-4723, fax (360) 236-4738, e-mail Kendra.Pitzler@doh.wa.gov.
May 23, 2003
Joanna Boatman, RN
Nursing Commission Chair