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DQAC Rules Needing Comment - 8/8/17

The Washington State Department of Health and the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) are currently in the process of reviewing several rule changes. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to submit written testimony relating to the proposed rules prior to the formal rules hearing.

DQAC is proposing rule modifications to WAC 246-817-120 and WAC 246-817-110,155,160, and 220.

*All rule language with an underline is new proposed language to existing rules. All rule language with a strike through is proposed deleted language to existing rules.

WAC 246-817-120-Examination Content

DQAC is proposing amendments to clarify that an applicant must pass a complete clinical examination with the same testing agency, and to accept the Canada clinical examination. 

If you would like to submit any comments, concerns, or suggested changes regarding these proposed rule changes, please email Jennifer Santiago at Jennifer.santiago@doh.wa.gov by September 1, 2017. Alternatively, interested parties may testify verbally at the public hearing on September 8, 2017. DQAC’s business meetings are held at the Department of Health, 310 Israel Rd. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501.

WAC 246-817-110, 155, 160, and 220- Dental Licensure Rules

DQAC will be seeking to amend Washington state’s current dental licensure rules in order to implement Substitute House Bill (SHB) 1411. SHB 1411 modifies RCW 18.32.040 by allowing completion of a qualifying Washington state dental residency to qualify an applicant for dental licensure in lieu of practical examination. 

If you would like to submit any comments, concerns, or suggested changes regarding these proposed rule changes, please email Jennifer Santiago at Jennifer.santiago@doh.wa.gov by October 23, 2017. Alternatively, interested parties may testify verbally at the public hearing on October 27, 2017. DQAC’s business meetings are held at the Department of Health, 310 Israel Rd. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501.

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