WSR 10-17-098

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed August 17, 2010, 11:28 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-928-442 Acceptable continuing education for respiratory therapists.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.89.050 and 18.89.140.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering amendments to the continuing education requirements to help clarify what is acceptable continuing education. The department will also consider addressing the different modalities that can be used and hour limits for those modalities.

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 Jennifer Sommer, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4766, fax (360) 236-2406, e-mail jennifer.sommer@doh.wa.gov. Interested persons can participate in the rule process through meetings and by submitting written comments, and are encouraged to join our listserv, which can be accessed at http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A0=RESPIRATORY-CARE.

August 17, 2010

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office