DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Podiatric Medical Board)
[Filed August 29, 2018, 4:09 p.m., effective September 29, 2018]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 246-922-045, 246-922-130, 246-922-140, 246-922-150, 246-922-160, 246-922-170, 246-922-180 and 246-922-190, the podiatric medical board (board) repealed one rule section concerning an examination that is no longer needed. The board is also eliminating redundancies regarding mandatory reporting by amending one rule section and repealing six other sections. The board amended WAC 246-922-130 to adopt the secretary's mandatory reporting rules in chapter 246-16 WAC, which cover the same subject matter as each of the board's mandatory reporting rules being repealed.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 246-922-045, 246-922-140, 246-922-150, 246-922-160, 246-922-170, 246-922-180 and 246-922-190; and amending WAC 246-922-130.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 18-06-008 on February 23, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 7.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 7.
Date Adopted: April 12, 2018.
Randy Anderson, DPM
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 91-10-041, filed 4/25/91, effective 5/26/91)
WAC 246-922-130Mandatory reporting.
(((1) All reports required by these regulations shall be submitted to the board as soon as possible, but no later than sixty 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, address and telephone number of the podiatric physician and surgeon 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.))Any person including, but not limited to, a podiatric physician and surgeon, 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.
Podiatric medical associations or societies.
Health care service contractors and disability insurance carriers.
State and federal agencies.
Professional review organizations.
Malpractice suit reporting.