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

The Department is conducting rule making for the Dietitian/Nutritionist program (chapter 246-822 WAC) to update and or implement outdated language. The department last facilitated public meetings in July 2019 with interested parties. In addition, the department has conducted extensive cleanup work on the rule language to streamline and modernize the rule to be consistent with our current standards. To view recommended updates/changes, review the draft rule language for WAC 246-822 (PDF) (the added language is in red underline and the deleted language is in blue strikethrough).

Please join the Department of Health’s Dietitian and Nutritionist program to discuss updates to chapter 246-822 WAC.


  • Rules Workshop 3: August 30, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Rules Workshop 4: September 1, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Workshops 3 and 4 will be used to discuss any unresolved issues from the first workshops.

Access to the workshops:

Join on your computer or mobile app 

Or join by entering a meeting ID

Meeting ID: 251 252 646 945
Passcode: NBGTF9 

Or call in (audio only) 
+1 564-999-2000,,160353198#   United States, Olympia

Phone Conference ID: 160 353 198# 

See the Rules Development webpage to access the full public notification, the CR-101 WSR 18-10-059, and other information about dietitian/nutritionist rule making.

For more information, contact Tommy Simpson III, program manager, at 360-402-9423 or by email:

As an alternative, interested parties can also contact the program manager prior to the meeting if they have any questions or concerns on the proposed draft language. This information is also available on the department’s Rules in Progress webpage for the profession.

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