WSR 08-17-041

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed August 14, 2008, 11:34 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-836-080, amending continuing competency program requirements for naturopathic physicians.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.36A.060.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The naturopathic advisory committee recommends amending the continuing competency education (CE) rules to provide for on-line CE training opportunities, clarify approved CE subject matter, and complete any necessary housekeeping changes.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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 addressing questions and/or comments to Susan Gragg, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47866, Olympia, WA 98504-7866, phone (360) 236-4941, fax (360) 236-2406, e-mail susan.gragg@doh.wa.gov. Interested persons can participate in the rule process through meetings and by submitting written comments, and are encouraged to join the ListServ at http://listserv.wa.gov/.

August 14, 2008

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office