DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Board of Naturopathy)
[Filed August 29, 2018, 4:06 p.m., effective September 29, 2018]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 246-836-330, 246-836-340, 246-836-350, 246-836-360, 246-836-370, 246-836-380 and 246-836-390, the board of naturopathy (board) has eliminated redundancies regarding mandatory reporting by amending one rule section and repealing six other sections. Amending WAC 246-836-330 adopts the secretary's mandatory reporting rules in chapter 246-16 WAC, which covers the same subject matter as each of the board's rules being repealed.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 246-836-340, 246-836-350, 246-836-360, 246-836-370, 246-836-380 and 246-836-390; and amending WAC 246-836-330.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 18-05-008 on February 7, 2018.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 6.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 6.
Date Adopted: May 18, 2018.
Chad Aschtgen, ND
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 12-13-104, filed 6/20/12, effective 7/21/12)
WAC 246-836-330Mandatory reporting.
(((1) All reports required by this chapter shall be submitted to the board as soon as possible, but no later than twenty days after a determination is made.
(2) A report should contain the following information if known:
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of the person making the report.
(b) The name and address and telephone numbers of the naturopath being reported.
(c) The case number of any patient whose treatment is a subject of the report.
(d) A brief description or summary of the facts which gave rise to the issuance of the report, including dates of occurrences.
(e) If court action is involved, the name of the court in which the action is filed along with the date of filing and docket number.
(f) Any further information which would aid in the evaluation of the report.
(3) Mandatory reports shall be exempt from public inspection and copying to the extent permitted under RCW 42.17.310 or to the extent that public inspection or copying of the report or any portion of the report would invade or violate a person's right to privacy as set forth in RCW 42.17.255. (4) A person is immune from civil liability, whether direct or derivative, for providing information to the board pursuant to RCW 18.130.070.
))Any person including, but not limited to, a naturopathic physician, health care facility, or governmental agency shall always report in compliance with the uniform mandatory reporting rules found in WAC 246-16-200 through 246-16-270.
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
Health care institutions.
Naturopathic associations or societies.
Health care service contractors and disability insurance carriers.
Professional liability carriers.
State and federal agencies.