WSR 22-09-071
(Washington Medical Commission)
[Filed April 19, 2022, 1:31 p.m.]
Continuance of WSR 22-05-083.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 20-08-070.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-918-801 Exclusions (physician assistants), and 246-919-851 Exclusions (physicians). The Washington medical commission (commission) is proposing amendments to expand the types of patients who are exempt from certain provisions of rule when being prescribed opioid drugs.
Hearing Location(s): On May 27, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, the Washington medical commission will not provide a physical location for this hearing to promote social distancing and the safety of the citizens of Washington state. A virtual public hearing, without a physical meeting space, will be held instead.
Please register for opioid prescribing patient exemptions rules hearing on May 27, 2022, 4:00 p.m. PST, at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Date of Intended Adoption: May 27, 2022.
Submit Written Comments to: Amelia Boyd, P.O. Box 47866, Olympia, WA 98504-7866, email, by May 20, 2022.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Amelia Boyd, phone 800-525-0127, TTY 711, email, by May 20, 2022.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this filing is to continue the hearing to a date and time a commission quorum is available to participate.
April 19, 2022
Melanie de Leon
Executive Director