WSR 05-07-024

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Medical Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed March 7, 2005, 4:50 p.m. , effective April 7, 2005 ]


Purpose: This rule identifies the postgraduate training programs that are acceptable for licensure in the state of Washington.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-919-330 Postgraduate medical training defined.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.050.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-22-112 on November 3, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: February 15, 2005.

Blake T. Maresh

Executive Director

OTS-7022.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-18-087, filed 9/5/01, effective 10/6/01)

WAC 246-919-330   Postgraduate medical training defined.   (1) For the purposes of this chapter, postgraduate medical training means clinical training approved by the commission in general medicine or surgery, or a ((recognized)) specialty or subspecialty in the field of medicine or surgery as recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and listed in the 2004 Official ABMS Annual Report and Reference Handbook, published March 18, 2004. ((The training must be acquired after completion of a formal course of undergraduate medical instruction outlined in RCW 18.71.055. Only satisfactory clinical performance evaluations will be accepted. This definition includes, but is not limited to, internships, residencies and fellowships in medical or surgical subjects.))

(2) The commission approves only the following postgraduate clinical training courses:

(a) Programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) which are listed in the 1984-85 directory of residency programs, or programs approved by the Accreditation Council at the time of residency.

(b) Programs accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), or programs accredited by the RCPSC or CFPC at the time of residency.

(3) Postgraduate medical training includes, but is not limited to, internships, residencies and medical or surgical fellowships.

(4) The physician must acquire this training after completion of a formal course of undergraduate medical instruction outlined in RCW 18.71.055. The commission will accept only satisfactory clinical performance evaluations.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.71.050 and chapter 18.71 RCW. 01-18-087, 246-919-330, filed 9/5/01, effective 10/6/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. 96-03-073, 246-919-330, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.]

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