Inslee announces upcoming rescission of twelve proclamations related to Covid-19

Published: August 8, 2022

On July 29, 2022, Governor Jay Inslee announced his intent to rescind Proclamation 20-32.11 on October 27, 2022. This proclamation temporarily waived the requirements in Chapter 246-12 WAC related to continuing education for health care professionals. When the proclamation ends on October 27, 2022, providers will once again be required to attest they have met continuing education (CE) requirements for license renewal.

Proclamation 20-32.11 waived continuing education (CE) requirements for certain health professions.  All other health professions with CE requirements still had to meet them.  Acupuncture and Eastern medicine practitioners licensed as of May 1, 2021 are in this latter category.  With the recission, in 2023 they will not have to sign the attestation form on their renewal notice.  Starting in 2025 (a full 2 year cycle) the signed attestation will be required and the department will begin auditing them for compliance.

Governor Inslee announced the rescission of 12 proclamations under his COVID-19 emergency authority which are no longer needed to respond to the pandemic. All proclamations being rescinded relate to certain health care facilities, including hospitals, long term care facilities, and health care professionals. The rescissions apply to Proclamations 20-52 (which incorporates 20-0620-1020-1620-17, and 20-18), 20-2420-3220-3620-5920-6520-66 and 20-74.