DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Podiatric Medical Board)
[Filed December 4, 2020, 9:16 a.m., effective January 4, 2021]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The podiatric medical board (board) has repealed WAC 246-922-070 as a result of ESHB 1551 Modernizing the control of certain communicable diseases (chapter 76, Laws of 2020).
Section 22(11) of ESHB 1551 repeals RCW 70.24.270
Rules for AIDS education and training. This statutory repeal no longer requires health professionals to obtain AIDS education and training. As a result, the board has repealed the requirement for AIDS training in WAC 246-922-070.
The intent of ESHB 1551 is to help reduce stigma toward people living with HIV/AIDS by not singling out AIDS as an exceptional disease requiring special training and education separate from other communicable health conditions.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 246-922-070.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.22.015
Other Authority: Chapter 76, Laws of 2020, ESHB 1551.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-15-167 on July 22, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Date Adopted: October 6, 2020.
Randy Anderson, DPM
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
AIDS prevention and information education requirements.