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DQAC Seeks to Fill Vacancies

The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance, is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC). The Commission expects vacancies for dentist, expanded function dental auxiliary, and public member positions. It is looking for public-spirited people willing to study the issues and to make decisions in the public’s best interest.
 
The Commission seeks diversity in board and commission members and recognizes the value variety brings in understanding and serving the people of Washington state. It seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds and those who provide geographic representation throughout the state.
 
The Dental Quality Assurance Commission consists of 16 members appointed by the Governor. Membership is as follows: Members must be citizens of the United States and residents of this state. Dentist members must be licensed dentists in the active practice of dentistry for a period of five years before appointment. Of the twelve dentists appointed to the commission, at least four must reside and engage in the active practice of dentistry east of the summit of the Cascade mountain range. Public members of the commission may not be a member of any other health care licensing board or commission, or have a fiduciary obligation to a facility rendering health services regulated by the commission, or have a material or financial interest in the rendering of health services regulated by the commission.
 
The Dental Quality Assurance Commission meets about eight times a year. Historically, meetings have been scheduled on a Friday in the months of January, March, April, June, July, September, October, and December. The Dental Quality Assurance Commission operates under legislative mandate to protect the health and safety of the public, and to promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers under its jurisdiction.
 
If you are interested in applying for an appointment to the Dental Quality Assurance Commission, please go to the Governor’s website to complete the application.
 
Applications, along with a current resume, must be submitted by March 30, 2017.
 
If you have any questions about serving on the Dental Quality Assurance Commission, please contact Jennifer Santiago at (360) 236-4893 or at jennifer.santiago@doh.wa.gov.

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