PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Board of Naturopathy)
[Filed November 23, 2020, 10:59 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-836-210 Authority to use, prescribe, dispense and order, the board of naturopathy (board) is considering rule making regarding the practice of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in naturopathic practice, including education and training. The board is considering revising WAC 246-836-210 and creating a new section(s) of rule.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.36A.160
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board is considering rules to determine which nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are appropriate for naturopathic physicians to perform, as well as establish corresponding education and training requirements. The board may also consider potential practice restrictions or requirements, such as specific patient follow-up requirements.
A previous CR-101 on this topic filed as WSR 13-22-059 is being withdrawn and this CR-101 will supersede it.
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 Susan Gragg, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone 360-236-4941, fax 360-236-2901, TTY 711, email email@example.com, website www.doh.wa.gov/naturopathy, https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WADOH/subscriber/new.
Additional comments: The board will use the existing GovDelivery list to inform stakeholders of opportunities to provide input on proposed rule language. Interested parties can join the GovDelivery list to get information on participating in the process by subscribing at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WADOH/subscriber/new.
November 23, 2020