PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
[Filed October 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-810-024 Counseling-related degrees that meet the requirements for certified counselor and certified adviser.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.19.090
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of health (department) received a rule petition asking the department to consider accepting education that may have been received outside of the bachelor's degree program as also meeting minimum education requirements for initial licensure as a certified counselor or adviser. The department has agreed to open a public discussion of this topic by filing this notice.
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, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone 360-236-4611, TTY 360-833-6388 or 711, email Brett.Lorentson@doh.wa.gov.
Additional comments: The department, in coordination with certified counselors and hypnotherapist advisory committee, invites the public to take part in workshops about this rule. Additionally, interested parties may subscribe to receive rule and program notifications through GovDelivery by visiting https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/CertifiedCounselor.
October 5, 2018
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH