(Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The rules pertaining to joint practice arrangements between advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) and osteopathic physicians for prescribing controlled substances. Schedules II-IV, are being repealed to implement HB 1479, chapter 28, Laws of 2005. The legislation eliminated the need for ARNPs to have a joint practice arrangement with a physician to prescribe controlled substances.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 246-853-221, 246-853-222, 246-853-223, 246-853-224, 246-853-225, 246-853-226, and 246-853-227.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.57.005, 18.57.280.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-17-046 on August 9, 2005.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 7.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 7.
Date Adopted: November 4, 2005.
Blake T. Maresh
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
|WAC 246-853-221||How do advanced registered nurse practitioners qualify for prescriptive authority for Schedule II - IV drugs?|
|WAC 246-853-222||Criteria for joint practice arrangement.|
|WAC 246-853-223||Endorsement of joint practice arrangements for ARNP licensure.|
|WAC 246-853-224||Process for joint practice arrangement termination.|
|WAC 246-853-225||Seventy-two-hour limit.|
|WAC 246-853-226||Education for prescribing Schedule II - IV drugs.|