Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants - Rules in Progress

Rules in Progress

The rules writing process is open to the public. The public is welcome to take part in helping us write rules. Rules are also known as regulations, Washington Administrative Code, or WAC. The rule-making process includes public notices and workshops, and usually a public hearing before a rule becomes final.

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Current rules in progress

Health Equity Continuing Education

The Occupational Therapy Practice Board (board) is considering amendments to WAC 246-847-065, Continuing competency, to implement Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill (ESSB) 5229 creating a health equity continuing education requirement.

WAC 246-847-991 Occupational therapy licensure compact (compact) privilege fees and renewal cycle

The Department of Health is adopting a new section of rule, WAC 246-847-991, to implement Senate Bill (SB) 5518 (Chapter 152, Laws of 2022), which creates a new interstate licensure compact for occupational therapy and gives member states the discretion to charge a fee for granting compact privileges. The department is adopting a new rule to specify the compact fees and renewal cycle.

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