WSR 18-10-059
[Filed April 27, 2018, 12:20 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-822 WAC, Dietitians or nutritionists, the department of health (department) is considering rule making to amend or repeal several sections of the dietitians and nutritionists chapter. Specific sections focus on mandatory reporting, examinations, and curriculum.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.138.070.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: As mandated by RCW 43.70.041, the dietitian and nutritionists program conducted a five year rule review. The review identified multiple rule sections which can be eliminated because they are adequately addressed under the secretary's authority in chapter 246-16 WAC. This includes the mandatory reporting requirements. In addition to streamlining the rule by repealing duplicative information, other sections were identified as simply outdated or requiring amendment to add clarity. Opening up the entire chapter will allow the department to clarify, streamline and modernize rules; and potentially assist health professionals with interpreting the chapter's rules.
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 Brett Lorentson, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone 360-236-4611, fax 360-236-2901, TTY 360-833-6388 or 711, email
April 24, 2018
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH