WSR 18-11-030
[Filed May 7, 2018, 12:26 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-811 WAC, Chemical dependency professionals and chemical dependency professional trainees, the department is considering amendments regarding chemical dependency professional trainee (CDPT) certification, supervision, approved supervisor requirements, disclosure information, disclosure statements, definitions, and clarifying and technical changes to other requirements, as needed.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.205.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SSB 5779 (chapter 226, Laws of 2017) repealed the requirement that chemical dependency professionals (CDP) and CDPT must work within a state-approved facility. Because CDPTs do not currently have clear regulations that apply to their supervision outside of state-approved facilities, the department is considering revising the CDPT certification requirements to align with current law. In addition, the department will make other revisions to the CDP and CDPT certification requirements in order to align the regulations with other related regulations, to add clarity, and to make technical changes.
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