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 currently working to implement ESSHB 1504 to allow student interns to practice as agency affiliated counselors.
- A CR-101 has been filed (PDF), which proposes to amend chapter 246-810 WAC to implement changes as required by ESSHB 1504.
- A policy statement has been issued pertaining to student interns working as AACs (PDF) (to be referenced until the rules are updated).
Public rules workshops will be scheduled to receive input and comments from stakeholders and interested parties. Check back on this page or subscribe to our GovDelivery notification system to receive further information.