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WAC 246-854-116

Mandatory one-time training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.

A licensed osteopathic physician assistant must complete a board-approved one-time training that is at least six hours long in suicide assessment, treatment, and management. This training must be completed by the end of the first full continuing education reporting period after January 1, 2016, or the first full continuing education reporting period after initial licensure, whichever is later.
(1) Until July 1, 2017, a board-approved training must be an empirically supported training in suicide assessment, including screening and referral, suicide treatment, and suicide management, and meet any other requirement in RCW 43.70.442.
(2) Beginning July 1, 2017, training accepted by the board must be on the department's model list developed in accordance with rules adopted by the department that establish minimum standards for training programs. The establishment of the model list does not affect the validity of training completed prior to July 1, 2017.
(3) A board-approved training must be at least six hours in length and may be provided in one or more sessions.
(4) The hours spent completing the training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management under this section count toward meeting any applicable continuing education requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.57.005, 18.57A.020, 18.130.050, and 43.70.442. WSR 17-12-103, ยง 246-854-116, filed 6/6/17, effective 7/7/17.]
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