PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The acupuncture program is considering revising the clinical training requirement for acupuncture applicants, WAC 246-802-060 Clinical training.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.06.050 and 18.06.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: With the passage of SSB 6554 (chapter 262, Laws of 2004), Eliminating credentialing barriers for health professions, the amended statute has changed the requirements for clinical training for individuals applying for acupuncture licensure. The objective will be to revise the current clinical training requirements to reflect the legislative changes. This will allow applicants from out of state to be licensed in Washington.
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 Vicki Brown, Department of Health, Acupuncture Program, P.O. Box 47878, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, phone (360) 236-4865, fax (360) 664-9077.
July 19, 2004
for Mary C. Selecky