WSR 15-22-070
(Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed November 2, 2015, 12:49 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-808-150 Commission approved continuing education (CE), 246-808-155 Prior approval not required, and 246-808-165 Exemptions, the chiropractic quality assurance commission (commission) is opening rules to meet the requirements of ESHB 1424 (chapter 249, Laws of 2015), to clarify acceptable CE documentation and CE exemptions, adding language regarding when chiropractors must start reporting CE, and consider repealing WAC 246-808-155 and 246-808-165.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.25.0171, 18.130.050, and ESHB 1424 (chapter 249, Laws of 2015).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature passed ESHB 1424 which delays the suicide CE reporting requirement to 2016. Beginning July 1, 2017, the suicide CE training must be taken from a vendor identified on the department of health's model list. The commission intends to update the rules to meet the requirements of ESHB 1424. The commission will consider consolidating WAC 246-808-150, 246-808-155, and 246-808-165 to reduce the number of rules and make them easier to understand. They intend to clarify that acceptable CE documentation must list how many CE hours the course is worth, review criteria for CE exemptions, and consider adding language regarding when CE reporting is due for new licensees.
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. Stakeholders will be notified of the rule making via the chiropractic listserv and posting it on the chiropractic web site. Stakeholders will be given an opportunity to submit written comments for consideration. In addition, they can also participate in the public rule writing workshop and/or testify at the public hearing. Questions regarding the rule making can be directed to Leann Yount at, (360) 236-4856, or via surface mail at P.O. Box 47858, Olympia, WA 98504-7858.
November 2, 2015
Leann Yount
Program Manager