WSR 09-09-031

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed April 7, 2009, 8:45 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-808-150 Commission approved continuing education: The chiropractic quality assurance commission (commission) will review the current continuing education (CE) requirements for Washington state licensed chiropractors.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.25.0171.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The commission is considering adding language to include a required ethics and boundaries course. In addition, the commission will review the current CE requirements against the current practice standards to see if any changes, additions, or deletions are needed.

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 contacting Leann Yount, Chiropractic Commission Program Manager, P.O. Box 47852. Stakeholders will be notified of the rule inquiry via listserv and it will be posted on the web site. Stakeholders will be given an opportunity to submit written comments for consideration. In addition, they can also participate in the public rule-writing workshop and/or testify at the public hearing.

March 30, 2009

Leann Yount

Program Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office