WSR 14-13-100
(Board of Optometry)
[Filed June 17, 2014, 1:36 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-851-090 through 246-851-230, the board of optometry will conduct a review of the continuing education and related rules to clarify, update and simplify; which may include development of new rules or amending or repealing existing rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.54.070(2).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The optometry continuing education rules are outdated or unclear. The continuing education and related rules may need to be amended, repealed or new rules developed to provide clarification and modernization.
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. Stakeholders will be notified and invited to participate in an open public rules workshop and may submit written comments for consideration. Stakeholders will be notified through listserv and posting to the web site. Contact Judy Haenke, Program Manager, Department of Health, Board of Optometry, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852,, phone (360) 236-4947, fax (360) 236-2901.
June 17, 2014
Judy Chan, O.D., Chair
Board of Optometry