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DQAC Newsletter & Hazardous Waste Regulations

DQAC Newsletter

The March 2016 edition of the Dental Quality Assurance Commission Newsletter is now available! Click here to read it.

Want to read more? View previous newsletters online here. 

The Commission is looking for reader input for its next newsletter. If you would like to read about something specific, please let them know by emailing tracie.drake@doh.wa.gov. 

Washington State Department of Ecology Regulations

The Washington State Department of Ecology started new dangerous waste rulemaking in February, including dangerous waste pharmaceutical regulations similar to recent EPA proposals. They expect to adopt new regulation around June of 2017. 

The new regulations should have minimal impact on most dental offices, as they mostly affect businesses that generate large amounts of dangerous waste. One part of the proposed new rules will prohibit any health care facility from disposing of dangerous waste pharmaceuticals to the sewer. Dental offices would meet the proposed regulatory definition of a health care facility. 

Visit the Department of Ecology's website for more information and updates about public meetings. 

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