The Emerald City Lecture Series at the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference (PNDC) has become a popular and competitive program that is highly anticipated by PNDC attendees. Many of our past Emerald City Lecturers are now regular speakers at the PNDC and dental meetings across the country. Over the years, lecture topics have been as varied as our members are — chances are, if you think a topic is interesting, so will other dental professionals!
WSDA Advocacy Efforts Will Save Washington Dentists Over $1 Million a Year in Licensing Renewal Fees
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has proposed lowering dental license renewal fees by $176. The current license renewal fee of $576 is the second highest dental license renewal fee in the nation. Initial dental license fees are also expected to drop $175. The current initial dental license fee is $700.
Last week, the Department of Health announced a change in the allowable fees health care providers may charge for duplicating patient records. The new rule amends WAC 246-08-400, which outlines the duplication and clerical fees a health practitioner may charge patients requesting records.