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 revising chapter 246-928 WAC to add the legislative changes required by Substitute House Bill 1383. The rule-making topics include changes to the required licensure examination, requirements for respiratory care practitioners to deliver nitrous oxide, and requirements for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment. See Substitute House Bill 1383 (PDF).
Workshops with stakeholders and interested parties were held in the fall of 2021 to craft the language of the rule to meet the requirements of the legislation. The department also initiated a cleanup of the rule language to streamline and modernize the rule to be consistent with our current standards. We held a public hearing on April 27, 2022, and the CR-103 was filed with the Code Reviser’s Office on May 6, 2022. The rule-making process is now complete; we're no longer soliciting comments, concerns, or suggestions to the draft rule language. The rules take effect on July 1, 2022.
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