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Rules and Regulations In Progress

Rules are created through a public process involving open public workshops and hearings. The public is welcome to take part in helping us write rules. Rules are also known as regulations, Washington Administrative Code, or WAC. While each rule is in various stages of rule writing, you are welcome to comment at any time.

The Washington Medical Commission (WMC) has authority (RCW 18.71.017) to change, update, and add to the following chapters of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC):

Chapter 246-918 WAC - Physician Assistants

Chapter 246-919 WAC - Washington Medical Commission

Current Rules in Progress

Recently Completed Rules

*Additional information regarding the Suicide Prevention Rules can be found in the Suicide Prevention Training FAQ document (PDF).


Rules Workshops

Rule Date & Time

Registration &


General provisions for opioid prescribing and tapering rules for allopathic physicians and physician assistants

June 4, 2024


Virtual Meeting Registration, click here: Rules Hearing 

Physical Location: Department of Health, TC2

111 Israel Rd SE, Room 153

Tumwater, WA 98501


Workshop Packet

Public Notice



Rules Hearings

There are no Rules Hearings scheduled currently.


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If you have questions, please contact our Program Manager at For more information about Medical Commission rules and policies, please visit our policies page or our FAQ page.

More agency rule resources

Department of Health Rule Making

State Board of Health Rules

Other Department rules in WAC Title 246

Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

Rule Petition

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