WSR 18-11-029
[Filed May 7, 2018, 11:40 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-809 WAC, Licensure for mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and social workers, amending the topics of education, recordkeeping, mandatory reporting, supervision, approved supervisor, continuing education, and other licensing standards and to make needed clarifications and technical changes.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.225.040 and 18.225.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering developing new and revised requirements related to supervision of associates and the approved supervisor requirements in order to better prepare associates for independent licensure. In addition, the department is considering amending the recordkeeping, education, and continuing education requirements to strengthen the requirements and align them with current trends in practice. The department will also consider making clarifications and technical changes in other licensing standards, as needed.
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 Brad Burnham, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone 360-236-4912, TTY 360-833-6388 or 711, email, web site
May 5, 2018
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH