WSR 14-03-041
(Podiatric Medical Board)
[Filed January 8, 2014, 3:26 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-922 WAC, Podiatric physicians and surgeons, the podiatric medical board (board) will consider amending or repealing sections of rule related to tasks performed by unlicensed personnel, exam requirements, and approved schools of podiatric medicine.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.22.015, 18.22.083, and 18.130.050.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board will consider amending or repealing rules relating to tasks that may be delegated to an unlicensed person. This change is being considered in order to comply with chapter 18.360 RCW. This law requires medical assistant credentials for assistive personnel who perform the statutorily authorized clinical functions listed under RCW 18.360.050. The board will also consider amending rules to update the list of schools of podiatric medicine approved by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, and revise examination requirements to reflect current practice.
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. Interested parties may participate in the development of draft rules prior to a formal proposal by joining the board's listserv, attending workshops, and providing input on draft and proposed materials. Interested parties can receive information on how to participate by contacting Brett Cain, Program Manager, Podiatric Medical Board, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4766, fax (360) 236-2901, e-mail
January 8, 2014
Blake T. Maresh
Executive Director