WSR 10-19-035

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed September 9, 2010, 4:16 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-926 WAC, amending and adding new sections for licensure requirements for cardiovascular invasive specialists.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.84 RCW as amended by SHB 2430 (chapter 92, Laws of 2010).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SHB 2430 created an additional category of radiologic technologists known as cardiovascular invasive specialists. The law requires the department to create rules for the profession, which are needed to establish minimum education, examination, and licensure requirements for cardiovascular invasive specialists, as well as establish fees. Existing rules may also be updated to reflect this new profession.

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.

September 9, 2010

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office