WSR 14-21-030
(Medical Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed October 6, 2014, 11:01 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-919-XXX, medical quality assurance commission, establishing continuing education and training requirements for suicide assessment, treatment and management for allopathic physicians per ESHB 2315. Amendments to existing chapter may be necessary.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.71.017 and ESHB 2315 (chapter 71, Laws of 2014).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ESHB 2315 directs the medical quality assurance commission (commission) to adopt rules to implement continuing education and training requirements for suicide assessment, treatment, and management. The commission may identify in rule, training exceptions and exemptions as appropriate, and establish in rule, standards for suicide assessment, treatment, and management trainings that are appropriate for allopathic physicians.
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 commission's listserv, attending workshops, and providing input on draft and proposed materials. Interested parties can receive information on how to participate by contacting Daidria Pittman, Program Manager, Medical Quality Assurance Commission, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47866, Olympia, WA 98504-7866, phone (360) 236-2727, fax (360) 236-2795, e-mail
September 30, 2014
Melanie de Leon
Executive Director