WSR 20-08-018
[Filed March 20, 2020, 1:15 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 181-78A WAC, consideration of waivers of clinical practice and coursework.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 28A.410 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: P-12 schools are closed, and many higher education institutions are operating at a reduced capacity or online. This WAC amendment would allow preparation programs to review a candidate's previous experience, and then waive or reduce in length the clinical practice or coursework if they determine the candidate has the required knowledge and skills.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Maren Johnson, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-6264, email, website
March 20, 2020
Maren Johnson
Rules Coordinator