PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
(Examining Board of Psychology)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Code of ethics for psychologists, possible new sections and/or amendments to WAC 246-924-351 through 246-924-367.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.83.050(5) Examining board -- Powers and duties.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Examining Board of Psychology is mandated by RCW 18.83.050(5) to adopt a code of ethics into rule. The rules will establish minimum standards for ethical conduct that are consistent with national standards. They may result in improved public protection and client care.
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 Janice K. Boden, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47869, Olympia, WA 98405-7869 [98504-7869], (360) 236-4912, fax (360) 236-4909, firstname.lastname@example.org, http.www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/hpqad/psychology/default/htm. Interested parties can participate by attending board meetings and rule-writing workshops, submitting written comments, reviewing and commenting on draft rule proposals, and by providing testimony at the rule hearing.
August 13, 2004
Janice K. Boden