PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-808-190 Preceptor or direct supervisory doctor and 246-808-535 Delegation of services to auxiliary staff and graduate doctors of chiropractic.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.25.0171.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Washington State Chiropractic Association attorney on behalf of several practitioners has requested that WAC 246-808-535 be amended to allow auxiliary staff and graduate doctors to supervise patients during approved therapeutic procedures, rehabilitation exercises or use of therapeutic or rehabilitation equipment. Some commission members have discussed the possibility of adding to the duties of graduate doctors and senior chiropractic students. Review and update if necessary WAC 246-808-190 Preceptor or direct supervisory doctor.
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. To receive meeting agendas and rule-making information you may sign up on the Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission list serve at http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=chiropractic-qac&A=1l.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Karen Kelley, Program Manager, Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, phone (360) 236-4856, fax (360) 664-9077, firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 2, 2003