WSR 17-13-093
(Podiatric Medical Board)
[Filed June 19, 2017, 5:16 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-922-045, 246-922-130, 246-922-140, 246-922-150, 246-922-160, 246-922-170, 246-922-180 and 246-922-190, the podiatric medical board (board) is considering repealing outdated and redundant rule sections for podiatric physicians.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.22.015.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 43.70.041 requires the department of health to perform a review of existing rules every five years. During the review process, the board may decide which rules need to be revised, repealed or kept unchanged. The board is considering repealing WAC 246-922-045 as the board stopped administering a state licensure examination many years ago, making this rule obsolete. In addition, the board is considering repealing seven rule sections regarding mandatory reporting requirements as they are redundant to an existing statute, as well as existing secretary rules applicable to all health care professions (WAC 246-922-130 through 246-922-190 redundant to RCW 18.130.070 and WAC 246-16-200 through 246-16-270).
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.
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 listserv 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
June 19, 2017
Blake T. Maresh
Executive Director