WSR 07-20-038

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed September 25, 2007, 3:52 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-808 WAC, Chiropractic quality assurance commission (CQAC) is considering amending the documentation of care rule. In addition, CQAC may amend the continuing education rule as well.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.25.0171 and 18.130.050 (1) and (12).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The CQAC has determined rule making on documentation of care may be necessary. There have been chiropractic disciplinary cases related to the frequency and legibility of documentation. CQAC is considering adding language to clarify and define that documentation must be legible and completed in a timely manner.

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. Stakeholders will be notified and invited to participate in an open public workshop to address concerns and develop amendments to the rule language. Stakeholders will be notified of the workshop, as well as the rule amendments, through listserv mailings, chiropractic quality assurance commission meetings and posting to the web site, as well as surface mailings. Stakeholders may also submit written comments for consideration to Leann Yount, program manager, chiropractic quality assurance commission.

September 25, 2007

Leann Yount

Program Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office