WSR 16-20-025
(Medical Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed September 27, 2016, 1:59 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-919-601(5) Office-based surgical settings, the medical quality assurance commission is considering amending WAC 246-919-601(5) to modernize language, clarify requirements, and possibly amend the list of entities that accredit facilities where surgery is performed.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.71.017.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The commission received a petition to open this rule to possibly amend the list of accrediting entities. Other amendments may be considered as necessary.
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 participate in the development of draft rules prior to a formal proposal by joining the commission's rules listserv, attending workshops, and providing input on draft and proposed materials. Interested parties can receive information on how to participate by contacting Daidria Underwood, Program Manager, Medical Quality Assurance Commission, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47866, Olympia, WA 98504-7866, phone (360) 236-2727, fax (360) 236-2795, e-mail
September 27, 2016
Melanie de Leon
Executive Director