WSR 15-09-027
(Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed April 7, 2015, 2:38 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-808 WAC, the chiropractic quality assurance commission is considering amending the chiropractic chapter in order to clarify, streamline, and modernize the rules to be consistent with current laws.
Chapter 246-808 WAC, sections under consideration: WAC 246-808-010 Definitions, 246-808-020 Colleges—Policy, 246-808-030 Accreditation of colleges—Procedure, 246-808-040 Colleges—Educational standards required for accreditation, 246-808-105 Chiropractic licensure—Initial eligibility and application requirements, 246-808-115 Examinations, 246-808-130 Temporary permits—Issuance and duration, 246-808-133 Background check—Temporary practice permit, 246-808-135 Licensure by endorsement, 246-808-140 Thirty-day permit, 246-808-XXX Military spouse temporary practice permit, 246-808-180 Expired licenses—Requirements for reactivating a chiropractic license, 246-808-181 Inactive credential, 246-808-190 Preceptor or direct supervisory doctor, 246-808-201 Purpose, 246-808-215 Registration of chiropractic X-ray technicians, 246-808-320 Privileged communications, 246-808-330 Patient abandonment, 246-808-340 Consultation, 246-808-350 Unethical requests, 246-808-360 Patient welfare, 246-808-370 Patient disclosure, 246-808-380 Degree of skill, 246-808-390 Illegal practitioners, 246-808-505 Classification of chiropractic procedures and instrumentation, 246-808-520 Identification, 246-808-535 Delegation of services to auxiliary staff, regular senior students, and clinical postgraduate trainees, 246-808-540 Billing, 246-808-560 Documentation, 246-808-565 Radiographic standards, 246-808-570 Pelvic or prostate examination prohibited, 246-808-575 Intravaginal adjustment restricted, 246-808-580 Acupuncture, 246-808-585 Clinically necessary X rays, 246-808-590 Sexual misconduct, 246-808-605 Honoring of publicity and advertisements, 246-808-610 Prohibited transactions, 246-808-615 Professional notices, letterheads, cards, and mailings, 246-808-620 Suggestion of need of chiropractic services, 246-808-625 Public testimonial advertising, 246-808-630 Full disclosure of cost of services, 246-808-650 Records and X rays and withdrawal from practiceMaintenance and retention of patient records, 246-808-655 Duties of a chiropractor who retires or withdraws from practice, 246-808-660 Mandatory reporting, 246-808-670 Chiropractic associations and societies, 246-808-680 Insurance carriers, 246-808-685 Professional liability carriers, 246-808-690 Courts, 246-808-720 Commission conflict of interest, 246-808-XXX Early remediation plan, and 246-808-810 Definitions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.25.0171, 18.130.050, and 18.340.020.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The chiropractic quality assurance commission is considering revisions to sections of chapter 246-808 WAC to clarify, streamline, and modernize the rule language. Except for revising individual rule sections, a comprehensive review of the chiropractic chapter has not been done since 1996.
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 by contacting Leann Yount, Program Manager, Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47858, Olympia, WA 98504-7858.
April 7, 2015
Leann Yount
Program Manager