DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery)
[Filed December 28, 2020, 10:47 a.m., effective January 28, 2021]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 246-853-230 and 246-854-080, the board of osteopathic medicine and surgery (board) repealed AIDS education and training requirements for osteopathic physicians and osteopathic physician assistants. The board repealed WAC 246-853-230 and 246-854-080 [(2)](d). The board repealed these requirements as a result of ESHB 1551 Modernizing the control of certain communicable diseases, chapter 76, Laws of 2020.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 246-853-230; and amending WAC 246-854-080 [(2)](d).
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.57.005
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-18-003 on August 20, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1.
Date Adopted: August 20, 2020.
Roger Ludwig, D.O.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
HIV/AIDS education and training.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 15-03-013, filed 1/8/15, effective 2/8/15)
WAC 246-854-080Osteopathic physician assistant—Requirements for licensure.
(1) Individuals applying to the board for licensure as an osteopathic physician assistant must have graduated from an accredited board approved physician assistant program and successfully passed the NCCPA examination.
(2) An applicant for licensure as an osteopathic physician assistant must submit to the board:
(a) A completed application on forms provided by the board;
(b) Proof the applicant has completed an accredited board approved physician assistant program and successfully passed the NCCPA examination;
(c) All applicable fees as specified in WAC 246-853-990; and
(d) ((Proof of completion of four clock hours of AIDS education as required in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 8; and
(e))) Other information required by the board.
(3) The board will only consider complete applications with all supporting documents for licensure.
(4) An osteopathic physician assistant may not begin practicing without written board approval of the delegation agreement.