WSR 17-08-062
(Board of Naturopathy)
[Filed March 31, 2017, 10:43 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-836-080 Continuing competency program, the board of naturopathy (board) is considering amending the rule to update and clarify continuing education (CE) requirements when naturopathic physicians renew their license.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.36A.160 [(1)](a) and (f).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board routinely receives questions related to acceptable CE, as well as acceptance of electronically transmitted CE offerings. The board will consider rule amendments to update and clarify existing CE regulations and designation of acceptable presentation venues, such as remote attendance (webinar) and preprogrammed educational materials (DVD/CD). The board may also consider CE subject matter, compare their requirements with other prescribing professions, and include any necessary housekeeping changes.
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 the board's listserv, which can be accessed at
Please address questions and/or comments to Susan Gragg, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4941, fax (360) 236-2901, email
March 31, 2017
Blake T. Maresh
Executive Director