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Entries in Department of Health (19)

Monday
Jul292013

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.

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Friday
Jul262013

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ADOPTS UPDATED RULE ON ALLOWABLE FEES FOR DUPLICATION OF HEALTH RECORDS

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.

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Friday
Jul052013

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES NEW PRESCRIPTION LAWS

Last week, the Washington State Department of Health announced new regulations that will impact the practice of prescribing certain controlled substances to patients.

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Tuesday
May212013

DEPT. OF HEALTH ACCEPTING ONLINE REGISTRATIONS FOR FIRST-TIME DENTAL ASSISTANTS

The Department of Health will now accept online applications for first-time dental assistant who have never been credentialed with the State of Washington. Dental assistants have been able to renew their credential online since last June.

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