Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rules published in 9/4 DCR

The Department of Health issued final rules establishing licensure regulations for speech language pathologists (page 7314) and requires the Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology to license the speech language pathologists.   No comments were made to the proposed rules published in July 2009.

The Chancellor of DC Public Schools published emergency and proposed rules to correct a typographical error and clarify the eligible time period for extended leaves of absences (page 7344).   The proposed rule will be submitted to the Council for a forty-five (45) day period of review.   The rule will be adopted in not less than thirty (30) days from the publication of this notice in the D.C. Register or upon approval of the rule by the Council whichever occurs later.

The Department of Health Care Finance issued emergency and proposed rules to clarify the criteria through which applicants may prove DC residency for the D.C. HealthCare Alliance program (page 7345).   These emergency rules were adopted on August 27, 2009.   The emergency rules will take effect on September 15, 2009, and will remain in effect until December 25, 2009, unless earlier superseded by a notice of final rulemaking.   The clarifications contained in this rulemaking will allow greater integrity and accuracy in verifying residency of DC HealthCare Alliance applicants, while expanding and standardizing the possibilities through which an applicant can prove residency.   The proposed rule will be submitted to the Council for a thirty (30) day period of review.   The Director also hereby gives notice of the intent to adopt this rule, in final, in not less than thirty (30) days from the publication of this notice in the DC Register, or upon approval of this rulemaking by the Council, whichever occurs later.