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
Certified counselor and advisor potential fee increase
State law RCW 43.70.250 requires that the cost of regulating each profession be paid for by that profession’s credential fees. Based on the financial forecast, the department is considering a fee increase to bring the profession’s fund balance into the recommended range. The attached Cost Driver document includes proposed fee changes and financial information about your profession, including budget trends, and the financial forecast.
Health Equity Continuing Education Workshop
DOH will host a workshop on December 20, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to noon to gather public comment regarding the implementation of ESSB 5229 (health equity continuing education).
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Meeting ID: 244 674 539 206
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+1 564-999-2000,,864980988# United States, Olympia
Phone Conference ID: 864 980 988#
Send us an email if you'd like to provide written comments or have questions about the rule-making process. If you have questions about the certified counselor and certified advisor professions, email the program manager.