WSR 21-16-026
[Filed July 26, 2021, 7:25 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New WAC 246-836A-990 Colon hydrotherapistFees and renewal cycle. The department of health (department) is considering establishing a new section of rule to implement SB 5124, which establishes the colon hydrotherapist profession. The department is required to adopt rules to specify the fees, as well as to ensure clarity and consistency of fees that are standard across all professions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.36A.060, 18.36A.140, 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 43.70.280; and SB 5124 (chapter 179, Laws of 2021).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SB 5124 (chapter 179, Laws of 2021) creates a new certified profession, colon hydrotherapist. RCW 43.70.250 requires that the costs of licensing each profession be fully borne by the members of that profession. Rule making is needed to ensure the department is in line with RCW 43.70.250 and the fees set are sufficient to cover the costs of licensing the profession. The department may also consider rules to ensure clarity and consistency of fees that are standard across professions. The other aspects of the colon hydrotherapist rules will be established in a separate rule project under the board of naturopathy's authority.
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 Heather Cantrell, P.O. Box 47850, Olympia, WA 98540-7850, phone 360-236-4637, TTY 711, email, website,
Additional comments: The department 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
July 23, 2021
Kristin Peterson, JD
Deputy Secretary
Policy and Planning
for Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH