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PDFWAC 246-827-0610

Expired credential—Return to active status.

(1) A person holding an expired medical assistant credential may not practice until the credential is returned to active status.
(2) If the medical assistant credential has expired for less than three years, he or she shall meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.
(3) If the medical assistant credential has been expired for three years or more, and he or she is currently practicing as a medical assistant in another state or U.S. jurisdiction, he or she shall (a) meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2, and (b) provide verification of a current unrestricted active medical assistant credential in another state or U.S. jurisdiction which is substantially equivalent to the qualifications for his or her credential in the state of Washington.
(4) If a medical assistant-certified, a medical assistant-hemodialysis technician, or a medical assistant-phlebotomist credential has been expired for three years or more and the person does not meet the requirements of subsection (3) of this section, he or she shall comply with chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2, and demonstrate competence in one of the following ways:
(a) A medical assistant-certified must successfully pass an examination as identified in WAC 246-827-0200 within six months prior to reapplying for the credential.
(b) A medical assistant-phlebotomist must complete the training requirements of WAC 246-827-0400 within six months prior to reapplying for the credential.
(c) A medical assistant-hemodialysis technician must complete the training requirements of WAC 246-827-0500 within six months prior to reapplying for the credential.
(5) If the medical assistant-registered credential has expired, he or she must also submit a new application as provided for in WAC 246-827-0300.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.360 RCW, RCW 43.70.280, and 2012 c 153. WSR 13-12-045, § 246-827-0610, filed 5/31/13, effective 7/1/13.]
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