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Rules and Regulations In Progress

Updated Nov. 9, 2018

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 - Medical Quality Assurance Commission

 

Emergency Rulemaking

Rule Date Location Documents
Retired Active Licenses March 25, 2020 GoToMeeting

Special Meeting Agenda

Emergency Rules Draft Language 

 

Current Rules in Progress
Rule Code Reviser (CR) Document RCW/WAC (if applicable)
Proposed Clinical Support Program CR-101 New sections may be added to chapter 246-919 WAC-Physicians and chapter 246-918 WAC-Physician Assistants
Telemedicine CR-101 New sections may be added to chapter 246-919 WAC-Physicians and chapter 246-918 WAC-Physician Assistants
Opioid Prescribing Exclusions CR-101
  • WAC 246-918-801
  • WAC-246-919-851
  • Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreements (CDTA) CR-101 New sections may be added to chapter 246-919 WAC-Physicians and chapter 246-918 WAC-Physician Assistants
    SB 6551 – International Medical Graduate Licensing CR-101
  • WAC 246-919-340
  • Stem Cells CR-101 New sections may be added to chapter 246-919 WAC-Physicians and chapter 246-918 WAC-Physician Assistants

    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 Location Documents
    Telemedicine  October 9, 2020 @ 1pm 

    GoToMeeting

     

    Telemed Workshop Notice

    Telemed Meeting Packet

    Telemed Workshop Video Link 

     

    Rules Hearings

    We do not have any Rules Hearings scheduled at this time.


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    If you have questions, please contact our Program Manager at Medical.Rules@wmc.wa.gov. 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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