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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 - Medical Quality Assurance Commission


Current Rules in Progress
Rule Code Reviser (CR) Document RCW/WAC (if applicable)
Opioid Prescribing Exclusions CR-102
  • 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-102
  • WAC 246-919-340
  • Recently Completed Rules

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

    Rules Workshops

    No workshops are scheduled at this time

    Rules Hearings

    No hearings are scheduled at this time


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    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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