WSR 14-09-020
[Filed April 7, 2014, 4:23 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-11 WAC, model procedural rules for adjudicative proceedings conducted under the authority of a board or commission having disciplinary authority under the Uniform Disciplinary Act. A chapter review, which may include clarification, streamlining, and modernization of the rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 43.70, 18.130, 18.155, and 34.05 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of health (department) has not conducted a comprehensive review of chapter 246-11 WAC since its adoption in the early 1990s. The rules may need to be revised to provide clarification, streamlining and modernization. RCW 43.70.041, enacted in 2013, requires the department to review all of its existing rules every five years to identify ways to clarify or simplify existing rules. This comprehensive review is responsive to this legislative directive.
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.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. The department will use existing listservs and other known contact information to inform stakeholders of opportunities to provide input on proposed rule language. To be included on an interested parties list, contact Tami Thompson, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47853, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 236-4044, fax (360) 236-4024, e-mail
April 4, 2014
Jessica Todorovich
for John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH