WSR 03-17-057

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Recreation Therapy)

[ Filed August 18, 2003, 9:20 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-02-020.

Title of Rule: WAC 246-927-010 AIDS education and training for recreational therapists.

Purpose: All practitioners must demonstrate completion of AIDS education prior to initially obtaining a health care credential. Rules must be developed to establish the number of hours of AIDS education and training that are required for recreational therapists.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.230.040, 70.24.270, 70.24.250.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 70.24.270.

Summary: To establish the number of hours of AIDS education and training required prior to recreational therapists obtaining their initial credential.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: RCW 70.24.270 requires each disciplining authority under chapter 18.130 RCW to adopt rules that require appropriate education and training for licensees on the prevention, transmission, and treatment of AIDS.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Kris Waidely, 310 Israel Road S.E., (360) 236-4847.

Name of Proponent: Department of Health, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: All practitioners must demonstrate completion of AIDS education prior to initially obtaining a health care credential. Rules must be developed to establish the number of hours of AIDS education and training that are required for recreational therapists. Each disciplining authority under chapter 18.130 RCW is required to adopt rules that require appropriate education and training for licensees on the prevention, transmission, and treatment of AIDS.

Proposal does not change existing rules.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement is not required because the cost to implement the proposed rule does not exceed the threshold. The more than minimum cost threshold from "804 Office of Clinics and Other Healthcare Practitioners" is set at $110.00.

RCW 34.05.328 applies to this rule adoption. This rule is significant because it creates a requirement for licensure.

Hearing Location: Department of Health, 1101 Eastside Street, Olympia, WA 98504, on September 23, 2003, at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kris Waidely by September 1, 2003, TDD (800) 833-6388 or (360) 236-4847.

Submit Written Comments to: Department of Health, Kris Waidely, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, fax (360) 664-9077, by September 1, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 23, 2003.

August 15, 2003

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-6210.1

AIDS REQUIREMENT
NEW SECTION
WAC 246-927-010   How many hours of AIDS prevention and information education do I need?   Applicants must complete four clock hours of AIDS education as required in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 8.

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