WSR 16-15-084
(Board of Psychology)
[Filed July 19, 2016, 2:25 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-924-255 Continuing education competency for suicide assessment training standards, the examining board of psychology (board) is considering rule language that will align with RCW 43.70.442 regarding continuing education requirements for suicide training standards.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.83.090 and 43.70.442.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In 2015, RCW 43.70.442 was amended to require psychologists to take suicide prevention training only from those listed on department of health's model list beginning July 1, 2017. Amending the board's rule on continuing education competency for suicide assessment training standards would align their administrative rules with the changes in statute.
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 persons can participate in the rule process through meetings and by submitting written comments, and are encouraged to join our listserv, which can be accessed at
Please address questions and/or comments to Kim-Boi Shadduck, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-2912, fax (360) 236-2901, e-mail
July 19, 2016
Shari Roberts, Chair
Examining Board of Psychology