WSR 14-15-108
[Filed July 21, 2014, 11:19 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-834-XXX Renewal requirements, the department of health is required by 2SHB 1773 (chapter 187, Laws of 2014) to write rules regarding the credential renewal requirements for licensed midwives.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.50.102 as amended by 2SHB 1773.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 18.50.102 as amended by 2SHB 1773 requires the secretary to write a rule on midwife license renewal requirements.
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 by contacting Kathy Weed, Department of Health, Midwifery Program, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 236-4883, Interested stakeholders may sign up for the program[']s listserv at All rule-making notices will be e-mailed to the program's interested parties list (listserv) and appropriate state associations. Stakeholders will be invited to participate in public meetings where input will be accepted verbally and in writing.
July 18, 2014
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH