WSR 21-20-082
[Filed September 30, 2021, 1:29 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-850-030 and 246-850-060, orthotics and prosthetics. The department of health (department) is considering clarifications to examination and course requirements for application and licensure of Washington state orthotists and prosthetists. The department will also update titles, grammar, citations, and other housekeeping items in these two rule sections as needed.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.200.050.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: As part of a five-year rule review required by RCW 43.70.041 to clarify and simplify regulatory requirements, the department identified sections of rule needing further consideration. This decision was made in consultation with the orthotics and prosthetics advisory committee. Specific topics include clarification of exam and course requirements for initial licensure in WAC 246-850-030 and 246-850-060.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kim-Boi Shadduck, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-236-2912, fax 360-236-2901, TTY 711, email
Additional comments: Rule-making notices will be delivered via GovDelivery. To receive notices, interested persons may sign up for any or all of the lists. Please go to After signing in, please click open the box labeled "Health Systems Quality Assurance." Next click open the box labeled "Health Professions." From there, you may check the box next to one or more of the professions listed.
September 30, 2021
Kristin Peterson, JD
Deputy Secretary
Policy and Planning
for Umair A. Shah MD, MPH