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 Requirements
The Department of Health will host a public rules hearing on September 13, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. to gather public comment regarding the implementation of ESSB 5229 (health equity continuing education). Please see notice for information on joining the hearing or submitting comments on the rules.
Certified counselor and adviser 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 will implement a fee increase to bring the profession’s fund balance into the recommended range. The attached Cost Driver document (PDF) includes proposed fee changes and financial information about your profession, including budget trends, and the financial forecast.
As of June 1, 2023, the fee schedule for certified counselors and certified advisers will be the following:
|Fee Type||Current Fee||Fee as of June 1, 2023|
|Application and license||$345||$680|
|Late renewal penalty||$155||$300|
|Application and license||$285||$620|
|Late renewal penalty||$125||$300|