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Entries in DQAC (23)

Wednesday
May292013

DQAC To Review Final Dental Anesthesia Assistant Rules

On June 7, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold a public rules hearing on dental anesthesia assistants. The hearing will begin at 8:00 a.m. and be held at the Department of Health Offices in Tumwater. You can view a copy of the proposed rules here. To submit written comments directly to DQAC, visit the policy review page on the Department of Health’s website. The last day to submit written comments is May 31, 2013.

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Tuesday
May072013

DQAC Resumes Continuing Education Audits

This year, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) resumed audits of dentist’s continuing education. Every month, DQAC staff randomly selects between 10 and 30 dentists who have renewed their dental license that month and asks them for their continuing education documentation from the previous year. Dentists in Washington state are required to complete 21 hours of continuing education each year; more information about the state's continuing education rules can be found here.

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Monday
Mar252013

DQAC WRITING RULES ON DENTAL RECORDS

In 2009, DQAC began the rulemaking process on rules related to dental records. This rulemaking process was halted with an all state agency rulemaking moratorium issued by Governor Christine Gregoire in 2010. Now that the moratorium has been lifted, DQAC plans to proceed with writing rules related to dental records. In late March, a draft rule was released to the public

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Monday
Mar182013

ADVOCACY IN ACTION: DOH EXPECTED TO LOWER LICENSURE FEES

This fall, the Department of Health (DOH) is expected to lower dental license renewal fees between $75-200. The current license renewal fee is $576.

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