Trauma Registry

Rules in Progress

WAC 246-976-420 & 430: Trauma Registry Department and Provider Responsibilities

The Department of Health (department) is considering amendments to update rules to improve data quality, better align with trauma registry software, and remove unnecessary data elements. Rule amendments being considered will potentially benefit the public's health by ensuring participating providers will collect and report trauma data based on current industry standards, culminating in stronger trauma system evaluation for Washington state.

View the most recent draft rule.

CR-101 rule inquiry stage – drafting of proposed rules

CR-102 rule proposal phase—preparing proposed rules

The Washington State Department of Health (department) officially filed a CR-102 with the Office of the Code Reviser on November 16, 2018, under WSR# 18-23-064 (PDF). The department is proposing amendments to WAC 246-976-420 (Trauma Registry--Department Responsibilities) and WAC 246-976-430 (Trauma Registry--Provider Responsibilities) to update rules to improve data quality, better align with national standards, and remove unnecessary data elements.

Rules Hearing

The department will conduct an open public rules hearing on January 8, 2019, beginning at 10 a.m. at:

Department of Health
Town Center 2, Conference Room 145
111 Israel Rd. S.E.
Tumwater, WA 98501 | Directions

This meeting is open to the public and the department encourages your participation and attendance. You may also submit comments in writing on the department's Agency Rules Comments webpage by January 7, 2019.

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