DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
[Filed May 19, 2020, 2:31 p.m., effective June 19, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 246-915A-010 physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, the board of physical therapy (board) is updating the effective date in WAC 246-915A-010 for the physical therapy compact (PTC) per RCW 18.74.500
, Article IX(2). The purpose of the adopted rule is to comply with RCW 18.74.500
, Article IX(2), which mandates that in order to participate in the PTC in the state of Washington the board of physical therapy must adopt PTC rules. The adopted rule complies with the statute by incorporating by reference to the physical therapy compact commission's rules as of October 27, 2019.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-915A-010.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-06-030 [20-07-109] on February 26, 2020 [March 18, 2020].
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: April 20, 2020.
Renee Compton, PTA
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.