WSR 15-16-013
(Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed July 24, 2015, 8:07 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-840-010, 246-840-020, and 246-840-300 through 246-840-455, amending advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) rules to include clinical nurse specialists (CNS) designation, amend definitions, and make other updates through general housekeeping.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.79.110, 18.79.050, and 18.79.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The nursing care quality assurance commission (commission) is proposing revising the ARNP rules to include CNS as a fourth recognized designation as a result of a rules petition, and to be consistent with the national Consensus Model for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. It is also necessary to revise definitions and language related to issuing credentials and title use for individuals who meet qualifications for a CNS to use ARNP or nurse practitioner titles.
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 add their e-mail address to the commission's listserv to receive notices for rule-writing workshops and drafts as they are written. Listserv: Interested parties may also write, call, or send e-mails to the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, phone (360) 236-4751, e-mail, web site
Paula R. Meyer, MSN, RN, FRE
Executive Director