Arlington School of Massage – approved.
Somatic Education Training Program – Body Intelligence looking for approval as a somatic education program which means exempt from having to be approved school. Secretary of State has final approval. The BOM just gives their recommendations on it to the secretary. AMTA recommended not to recommend. It is a craniosacral program. Does it fit the def of massage? Does it fit the def of somatic edu? Stephanie Dickie does not recommend exemption. Board seems to fit the definition of massage rather than the somatic training definitions. Board Vote: Not recommending Body Intelligence for somatic education exemption.
4.1. WAC 246-830-035
Licensing by endorsement by out of state applicants. currently tracking data. Comparing the number of hours per week required by other training programs. FL Language has specific training hours.
WAC 246-830-430 Education and training when should schools be in compliance with the 625 hours? upon reapproval with extended time for approvals coming up soon? or set one date?
Most schools are at or above the new requirement for 625 hours but may not have the required courses.
When will the CR 102 be filed?
CR 102 being filed approximately in November after next board meeting. Schools 1st renewal is in 3 years, 2nd renewal is 5 years. Filing a 102, public comment takes 3 months. Filing 103 takes another 2 months so 5 months then 31 days after CR 103… so….time frame???
See rule making process. https://www.doh.wa.gov/AboutUs/RuleMaking
WAC 246-830-557 Massage of the gluteal cleft or perineum proposed language.
ELECTIONS – MEGAN MAXEY
Tony and Stephanie’s positions are ending tomorrow so they need a chair and vice chair for next meeting ONLY.
The board will hold elections for board officer positions for the November 1, 2019 board meeting. for just November meeting. Elections for next year will be in Nov.
Heidi is nominated for chair. Tony for vice chair position.
Luata Bray – against “rear” admirals… need doctors prescriptions for anal work. Not in favor of “rear” work.
Dawn Schmidt – Webinar format limits public input into rule making process. 4.1 concerned about getting rid of 6 months limit on class time. Not in best interest of public and increases risk. lowering states standards as a state. Schools need opportunity to have input into time frame of increase of education hours. 4.3 Cloth is not an effective barrier. Cloth is permeable. It needs to be impervious material.
Susan Sherman – Regarding the webinar format. It has it’s place. Not for rule making process when it needs discussion. We don’t have the packets the board has and we can’t talk to each other. 4.1 concerned about removing 6month requirement. 6 months was crucial for 500 hours, reducing it for 625 hours is concerning. people need to integrate this material to be safe. worked with people with shorter amount of time, many cannot pass hands on tests. This is lowering our standards. 6 months to train for a career where we work with the public’s health and safety is an open door for trafficking. 4.2. edu and training. Schools are preparing but picking a single date would hurt a schools caught in the middle. 6 hour day requirements would restrict weekend programs 4.3 agree with Dawn. needs to be impervious surface. Needs to be gloves.
Robbin Blake – rule making needs to be in person. agrees with glove suggestion. effective date needs more input from schools. Licensing by endorsement – 6 months was left out deliberately before because of different requirements of other states. If they completed in 3 months did they absorb it? Weekend programs would be hurt.
Karen James – 4.2 concerns of language in pathology section. reproductive systems and blood borne systems. 4.3 reconsider language to clean gloves.
Maryann ??? (managed program in FL for long time) – clinic vs classroom and hands on hours are different. translating transfer students credits is very difficult. Need workgroup of owners to complete rule process could help.
Newsletter : approved
2019 AND 2020 MEETING LOCATIONS – MEGAN MAXEY
Board members will discuss if they want to have further board meetings via webinar or remain in person.
Board discussion – in person works better for rule making.
Locations for 2020
Meetings changed from 6 times a year to 4 times a year. DOH offices in Tumwater and Kent.
Nov 1 2019 – Tumwater
Feb 21 2020. Tumwater room reserved
May – Kent
August 21- tri cities
Nov 13 – Kent
Budget – financial office is still figuring out. more to come in Nov. Oct fee increase will change the picture.
Board Member Recruitment – professional member position interview went to gov office waiting for response. New members coming for Nov hopefully.
Board Member Compensation Information. hasn’t been changed since 1980 currently $50 a day. needs to be changed in legislation.