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Current rules in progress
The Board of Hearing and Speech filed on January 23, 2023, a CR-101, Preproposal for hearing and speech health equity continuing education, WSR # 23-04-022 (PDF). The board is considering amendments to WAC 246-828-510 (continuing education) and creating new sections to chapter 246-828 WAC to adopt the health equity continuing education (CE) model rules, WAC 246-12-800 through 246-12-830, and to consider whether additional CE hours and course topics should be included. Interested parties may send comments regarding the proposed rule language to Kim-Boi Shadduck, program manager, by April 14, 2023.
The board also filed on January 23, 2023, a CR-101, Preproposal for over-the-counter hearing aids, WSR # 24-04-023 (PDF). The board is considering amending WAC 246-828-100 (Hearing instruments fitting and dispensing – Minimum standards of practice) to be consistent with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized rule regarding the sale of over the counter (OTC) hearing aids. The board may also consider clarifying or technical changes as needed. Interested parties may send comments regarding the proposed rule language to Kim-Boi Shadduck, program manager, by April 14, 2023.
The Department of Health filed a CR-102 proposing to update fees for several professions (PDF).