WSR 16-15-061
[Filed July 18, 2016, 10:18 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-803 WAC, East Asian medicine practitioner, amending the chapter to implement SHB 2448 and to update and clarify existing rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: SHB 2448 (chapter 97, Laws of 2016) and RCW 18.06.140.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SHB 2448 enacted in 2016, requires the department to adopt rules that define point injection therapy, list out the substances that can be administered as part of point injection therapy consistent with the practice of East Asian medicine, and specify the education and training necessary to provide point injection therapy.
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. The department will be holding public workshops around the state. The department will e-mail notices of its rule-making activities to those individuals on the acupuncture listserv, to other interested parties via the respective listservs and to affected associations. (To sign-up for this listserv go to
The department contact is Vicki Brown, East Asian Medicine Program, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, (360) 236-4865,
July 18, 2016
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH