Last Update: 9/6/17

Chapter 246-919 WAC

MEDICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMISSION

WAC Sections

Definitions.
Commission address.
Commission meetings.
APPLICATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS
Application withdrawals.
Credentialing of physicians and surgeons.
Approved United States and Canadian medical schools.
Postgraduate medical training defined.
Additional requirements for international medical school graduates.
Examination scores.
Examinations accepted for reciprocity or waiver.
FLEX examination standards.
Special purpose examination.
AIDS prevention and information education requirements.
Substantially equivalent licensing standardsTemporary practice permit.
Background checkTemporary practice permit.
RENEWAL AND CME REQUIREMENTS
Two year renewal cycle.
Transition from post-graduate limited license to full license.
Requirements for maintenance of licensure.
Training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.
Categories of creditable continuing medical education activities.
Approval not required.
Expired license.
Retired active license.
ADJUDICATIVE PROCEDURES
Revocation of a physician's license.
OFFICE-BASED SURGERY RULES
Safe and effective analgesia and anesthesia administration in office-based surgical settings.
STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Use of laser, light, radiofrequency, and plasma devices as applied to the skin.
Nonsurgical medical cosmetic procedures.
Use of drugs or autotransfusion to enhance athletic ability.
Cooperation with investigation.
Sexual misconduct.
Abuse.
MANDATORY REPORTING
Mandatory reporting.
Mandatory reporting requirement satisfied.
Medical associations or societies.
Health care service contractors and disability insurance carriers.
Courts.
State and federal agencies.
Professional standards review organizations.
PAIN MANAGEMENT
Pain managementIntent.
Exclusions.
Definitions.
Patient evaluation.
Treatment plan.
Informed consent.
Written agreement for treatment.
Periodic review.
Long-acting opioids, including methadone.
Episodic care.
ConsultationRecommendations and requirements.
ConsultationExemptions for exigent and special circumstances.
ConsultationExemptions for the physician.
Pain management specialist.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON FEES
Physician and surgeon fees and renewal cycle.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
246-919-030
Current address. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-030, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280.
246-919-100
Panel composition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-100, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-20-109, filed 10/1/03, effective 11/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-120
Appearance and practice before agencySolicitation of business unethical. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-120, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-20-109, filed 10/1/03, effective 11/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-130
Appearance and practice before agencyStandards of ethical conduct. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-130, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-20-109, filed 10/1/03, effective 11/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-140
Appearance and practice before agencyAppearance by former member of attorney general's staff. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-140, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-20-109, filed 10/1/03, effective 11/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-150
Appearance and practice before agencyFormer employee and board/commission member as witness. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-150, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-20-109, filed 10/1/03, effective 11/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-200
Petitions for rule making, amendment or repealWho may petition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-200, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 96-19-042, filed 9/12/96, effective 10/13/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-210
Petitions for rule making, amendment or repealRequisites. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-210, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 96-19-042, filed 9/12/96, effective 10/13/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-220
Petitions for rule making, amendment or repealAgency must consider. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-220, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 96-19-042, filed 9/12/96, effective 10/13/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-230
Petitions for rule making, amendment or repealNotice of disposition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-230, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 96-19-042, filed 9/12/96, effective 10/13/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-240
Declaratory rulings. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-240, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 96-19-042, filed 9/12/96, effective 10/13/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-305
Refunds. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-305, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280.
246-919-350
Examinations. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-350, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-20-109, filed 10/1/03, effective 11/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-390
Temporary permits—Recognized jurisdictions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-390, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 17-18-098, filed 9/6/17, effective 10/7/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.130.075.
246-919-400
Scope. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-400, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280.
246-919-410
License renewal. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-410, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280.
246-919-420
License renewal form. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-420, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280.
246-919-440
Certification of compliance. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-440, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280.
246-919-450
Categories of creditable continuing medical education activities. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.130.050(1), 18.130.040(4), 18.130.050(12) and 18.130.340. WSR 99-23-090, § 246-919-450, filed 11/16/99, effective 1/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-450, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 16-16-028, filed 7/22/16, effective 8/22/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.002, 18.71.017, and 18.71.080.
246-919-500
Brief adjudicative proceedingsDenials based on failure to meet education, experience, or examination prerequisites for licensure. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-500, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 98-09-118, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-510
Adjudicative proceedings. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-510, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 98-09-118, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-600
PrescriptionsSchedule II stimulant drugs. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-600, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 05-10-065, filed 5/2/05, effective 6/2/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-615
Delegation of authority to initiate investigations. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.71A.020, 18.130.050(12), 18.130.080. WSR 07-03-150, § 246-919-615, filed 1/23/07, effective 2/23/07.] Repealed by WSR 10-20-138, filed 10/5/10, effective 11/5/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.130.050(1), 18.71.017.
246-919-720
Health care institutions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-720, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.] Repealed by WSR 03-20-109, filed 10/1/03, effective 11/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017.
246-919-800
Purpose. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.130.050(1) and (12) and 18.130.340. WSR 99-22-090, § 246-919-800, filed 11/2/99, effective 12/3/99.] Repealed by WSR 11-12-025, filed 5/24/11, effective 1/2/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.450, 18.71A.100, 18.71.017, and 18.71A.020.
246-919-810
What specific guidance should a practitioner follow? [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.130.050(1) and (12) and 18.130.340. WSR 99-22-090, § 246-919-810, filed 11/2/99, effective 12/3/99.] Repealed by WSR 11-12-025, filed 5/24/11, effective 1/2/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.450, 18.71A.100, 18.71.017, and 18.71A.020.
246-919-820
What knowledge should a practitioner possess to treat pain patients? [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.130.050(1) and (12) and 18.130.340. WSR 99-22-090, § 246-919-820, filed 11/2/99, effective 12/3/99.] Repealed by WSR 11-12-025, filed 5/24/11, effective 1/2/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.450, 18.71A.100, 18.71.017, and 18.71A.020.
246-919-830
How will the commission evaluate prescribing for pain? [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.130.050(1) and (12) and 18.130.340. WSR 99-22-090, § 246-919-830, filed 11/2/99, effective 12/3/99.] Repealed by WSR 11-12-025, filed 5/24/11, effective 1/2/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.450, 18.71A.100, 18.71.017, and 18.71A.020.
246-919-840
How do advanced registered nurse practitioners qualify for prescriptive authority for Schedule II - IV drugs? [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.370. WSR 01-16-010, § 246-919-840, filed 7/19/01, effective 8/19/01.] Repealed by WSR 06-02-089, filed 1/4/06, effective 2/4/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.050.
246-919-841
Criteria for joint practice arrangement. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.370. WSR 01-16-010, § 246-919-841, filed 7/19/01, effective 8/19/01.] Repealed by WSR 06-02-089, filed 1/4/06, effective 2/4/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.050.
246-919-842
Endorsement of joint practice arrangements for ARNP licensure. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.370. WSR 01-16-010, § 246-919-842, filed 7/19/01, effective 8/19/01.] Repealed by WSR 06-02-089, filed 1/4/06, effective 2/4/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.050.
246-919-843
Process for joint practice arrangement termination. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.370. WSR 01-16-010, § 246-919-843, filed 7/19/01, effective 8/19/01.] Repealed by WSR 06-02-089, filed 1/4/06, effective 2/4/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.050.
246-919-844
Seventy-two-hour limit. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.370. WSR 01-16-010, § 246-919-844, filed 7/19/01, effective 8/19/01.] Repealed by WSR 06-02-089, filed 1/4/06, effective 2/4/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.050.
246-919-845
Education for prescribing Schedule II - IV drugs. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.370. WSR 01-16-010, § 246-919-845, filed 7/19/01, effective 8/19/01.] Repealed by WSR 06-02-089, filed 1/4/06, effective 2/4/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.050.
246-919-846
Jurisdiction. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.370. WSR 01-16-010, § 246-919-846, filed 7/19/01, effective 8/19/01.] Repealed by WSR 06-02-089, filed 1/4/06, effective 2/4/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.050.
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