WSR 17-02-045
(Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed December 29, 2016, 9:47 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-808-020 CollegesPolicies, 246-808-030 Accreditation of collegesProcedure, 246-808-040 CollegesEducational standards required for accreditation, and 246-808-XXX Early remediation. The chiropractic quality assurance commission (commission) is considering revisions to update existing rules and create new rules to establish an early remediation program for certain allegations of practice deficiencies of a less serious nature than those requiring formal discipline.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.25.002, 18.25.0171, 18.25.025, and 18.130.050.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The creation of early remediation rules may be necessary as another avenue to correct allegations of practice deficiencies of a less serious nature than those requiring formal discipline, and to maintain patient safety. It would enable providing options for cases that may otherwise be closed, and may include offering relevant training to address the issue and minimize recurrence. The commission also proposes to update the three rules (WAC 246-808-020, 246-808-030, and 246-808-040) that address chiropractic college policies, accreditation, and educational standards to align with current laws and practice standards, and to clarify the commission's accreditation and recognition process.
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. If you have questions regarding this proposal, contact Leann Yount, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4856, or email All rule-making notices will be emailed to the commission's interested parties list (listserv) and appropriate state associations. Rule drafting will take place in open public meetings where comments will be accepted verbally and in writing.
December 22, 2016
Leann Yount
Program Manager