WSR 17-22-034
[Filed October 24, 2017, 9:13 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-834-060 Initial application requirements for licensure as a midwife, 246-834-250 Legend drugs and devices, 246-834-400 Expired license and 246-834-450 Inactive license; the department of health (department) is considering amending sections of rule related to midwives.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.50.135 and 18.50.115.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering proposing revisions to specific sections of chapter 246-834 WAC, Midwives, to update legend drugs and devices to maintain the safety of out of hospital births and to clarify and modernize language to more closely align with agency work.
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 by contacting Kathy Weed, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-236-4883, TTY 360-833-6388 or 711, email
Additional comments: Interested stakeholders may sign up for the program's interested parties list (GovDelivery) at All rule-making notices will be emailed to GovDelivery and appropriate state associations. Rule drafting will take place in open public meetings where comments will be accepted verbally and in writing.
October 23, 2017
John Wiesman, DrPh, MPH