WSR 17-10-007
[Filed April 20, 2017, 3:02 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-12 WAC, Administrative procedures and requirements for credentialed health care providers, revising sections in parts one through thirteen in this chapter for clarity, to modernize language, and to make the rules consistent with current law and department practice.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.040, 43.70.270, 43.70.280, 18.130.040, 18.130.050, 18.130.064, 18.130.075, and 18.130.360.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This chapter contains procedures that are used by all health care professions credentialed by the department, as well as licensed facilities. Many sections have not been updated since the 1990s. The department has completed a five year review of the chapter under RCW 43.70.041, and is considering revising sections in parts one through thirteen for clarity, to modernize the content, and to make the rules consistent with current law or department credentialing practice.
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. The department welcomes stakeholder input during rule development. Draft rules will be shared via listservs for each of the department programs, health care professions that use this chapter, and with health care profession boards, commissions, and advisory committees prior to a formal proposal. Individuals wishing to receive information or notices about this rule making may contact Nancy Elliott at the department of health, health systems quality assurance division, at or (360) 236-4878.
April 20, 2017
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH