WSR 16-23-106
(Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed November 17, 2016, 3:45 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-808-540 Billing, 246-808-545 Improper billing practices, 246-808-550 Future care contracts prohibited, 246-808-560 Documentation of care, 246-808-565 Radiographic standards, 246-808-570 Pelvic or prostrate examination prohibited, 246-808-575 Intravaginal adjustment restricted, 246-808-580 Acupuncture, 246-808-585 Clinically necessary X-rays, and 246-808-590 Sexual misconduct. The chiropractic quality assurance commission (commission) is considering amending these rules to align with current practice standards.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.25.0171.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The commission is considering revisions to several rules in order to clarify, streamline, and modernize the rule language to make them consistent with current law and practice standards, while continuing to protect the public. Except for revising individual rule sections, a comprehensive review of the chiropractic chapter has not been conducted since 1996.
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. Stakeholders will be notified and invited to participate in several open public workshops and may submit written comments for consideration. Stakeholders will be notified through listserv mailings, commission meetings, and posting to the web site. If you have questions regarding this proposal, contact Leann Yount, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4856, e-mail
November 17, 2016
Leann Yount
Program Manager