DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Board of Physical Therapy)
[Filed March 18, 2020, 8:40 a.m.]
Continuance of WSR 20-06-030.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-915A-010, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, the board of physical therapy (board) is proposing to update the effective date in WAC 246-915A-010 for the physical therapy compact per RCW 18.74.500
, Article IX(2). This rule adopts the effective date of the compact rules to October 27, 2019.
Hearing Location(s): On April 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, the board of physical therapy will not provide a physical location for this hearing to promote social distancing and the safety of the citizens of Washington state. A virtual public hearing, without a physical meeting space, will be held instead.
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Date of Intended Adoption: April 20, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Kris Waidely, Program Manager, Board of Physical Therapy, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, email https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/policyreview, by April 13, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Kris Waidely, Program Manager, phone 360-236-4847, TTY 711, email Kris.email@example.com, by April 13, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Due to travel restrictions and in our effort to protect the public's health while continuing our commitment to engage the public, the board will hold a virtual public hearing on April 20, 2020. Board members will listen remotely. We encourage and accept public comments from interested individuals using the GoToMeetings application, as well as submission of written comments online at https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/policyreview or via USPS to P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.74.500
, Article IX(2).
March 17, 2020
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 19-12-056, filed 5/31/19, effective 7/1/19)
WAC 246-915A-010Physical therapy licensure compact—Compact commission rules.
(1) The physical therapy licensure compact (compact) is established in Washington under RCW 18.74.500
. Its purpose is to facilitate interstate practice of physical therapy with the goal of improving public access to physical therapy services.
(2) The rules of the physical therapy compact commission, in effect as of October ((28, 2018))27, 2019, are adopted and incorporated by reference.
(3) A copy of the rules is available for public inspection from the department of health at https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/PhysicalTherapyLicensureCompact/RulesinProgress or by calling the department of health's office of customer service at 360-236-4700.
(4) A licensee may exercise a compact privilege as provided in RCW 18.74.500
, Article IV. Applicable fees are set forth in WAC 246-915A-990.