WSR 15-02-054
(Board of Physical Therapy)
[Filed January 5, 2015, 12:56 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-915 WAC, Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, opening the chapter to consider general updates, revisions, and housekeeping amendments.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.74.023 and SSB 5679 (chapter 30, Laws of 2013 2nd sp. sess.).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: As part of the board of physical therapy's (board) review to implement SSB 5679, the board identified additional updates, revisions, and housekeeping items. For efficiency and to save costs, the board plans to review all sections of this chapter in this rules process.
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 Kris Waidely, Program Manager, Board of Physical Therapy, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4847, fax (360) 236-2901, e-mail
January 5, 2015
Blake T. Maresh
Executive Director