WSR 10-15-101

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed July 20, 2010, 3:53 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-926-180, amending parenteral procedures for radiologic technologists to clarify if the use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) lines and ports is within their scope of practice.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.84.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of health received a rule petition to determine whether access and use of PICC lines and ports for manual and power injections are within the scope of practice for radiologic technologists. Accessing PICC lines and ports for manual and power injections may be within the scope of practice for some radiologic technologists based on RCW 18.84.020(4). The department is considering amending the rules to clarify if the use of PICC lines and ports is within the scope of practice for certain radiologic technologists, as well as determining minimum standards of education and training.

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. 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/. Please address questions and/or comments to Susan Gragg, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4941, fax (360) 236-2406, e-mail susan.gragg@doh.wa.gov.

July 20, 2010

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office