DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Board of Nursing Home Administrators)
[Filed April 7, 2020, 3:44 p.m., effective May 8, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 246-843-325 Temporary practice permit—
Military spouse eligibility and issuance, the board is adopting a new section to chapter 246-843 WAC to establish the process and criteria for applicants who are military spouses or state-registered domestic partners to obtain temporary practice permits as nursing home administrators. The rule adopts secretary rules by reference and implements chapter 18.340
RCW regarding military spouses who move to the state of Washington due to the transfer of the military person, and where the applicant must complete specific additional licensing requirements in Washington state. The applicant must be credentialed in another state with substantially equivalent standards and meet other specific criteria.
This rule is necessary to establish a process and criteria in order to expedite the credentialing process for an applicant to receive a temporary practice permit. The temporary practice permit will allow approved applicants who are military spouses or state-registered domestic partners to practice in the full scope of their profession for up to one hundred eighty days pending issuance of permanent credentials. The rule also complies with chapter 18.340
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: New WAC 246-843-325.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-01-077 on December 11, 2019.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: January 24, 2020.
Ann B. Zell, Chair
Board of Nursing Home Administrators
WAC 246-843-325Temporary practice permit—Military spouse eligibility and issuance.
A military spouse or state registered domestic partner of a military person may receive a temporary practice permit while completing any specific additional requirements that are not related to training or practice standards for nursing home administrators. The board adopts the procedural rules as adopted by the department of health in WAC 246-12-051.