PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Board of Physical Therapy)
[Filed September 23, 2020, 10:38 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-915-085 Continuing competency, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. The board of physical therapy (board) is considering general updates, revisions, and housekeeping amendments.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.74.023
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board received correspondence from licensees requesting clarity to some of the listed continuing education activities. Also, some of the activities listed in these rules are no longer available to licensees. The board would like the rules updated to list activities that are currently available to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
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 Kris Waidley, P.O. Box 47877, Olympia, WA 98501-7877, phone 360-236-4847, fax 360-236-7901, TTY 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.doh.wa.gov.
Additional comments: Notices will be emailed through GovDelivery (https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WADOH/subscriber/new) to the board's interested parties list. At the formal proposal stage of rule making, proposed rule language will be posted on the department's rules comments website for public comment up to the date of the public hearing. All members of the public are invited to participate in the rule-making rules workshops and attend the rules public hearing to provide comments and testimony.
September 23, 2020