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Entries in Regulatory (37)

Tuesday
Oct292013

DOH/DQAC Update

Last Friday, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) held a public meeting to discuss ongoing business before the commission. Here are the highlights:

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Monday
Oct212013

Licensure Fees to Decrease Beginning January 1, 2014

Last week, the Department of Health (DOH) announced that beginning January 1, 2014, active license renewal fees for dentists will be reduced by $176. The rule change amends WAC 246-817-990 which dictates dentist licensure fees and renewal cycle. The current dental licensure renewal fee of $576 is the second highest dental licensure fee in the nation.

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Tuesday
Sep102013

New Employer Notification Mandate Under Health Care Reform

A provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now requires all employers to notify their employees about the existence of the newly created health benefit exchanges.  All employers are required to make this notification to all current employees by October 1. Several dental offices have reported that they received a notification of this from the Department of Labor.

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Wednesday
Aug212013

DQAC RELEASES INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT REGARDING BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTIONS AND DERMAL FILLERS 

Today, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) released an interpretive statement regarding the use of botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) injections and dermal fillers. The interpretive statement was approved by DQAC at their July 26, 2013 meeting and filed by the Code Reviser’s office on August 20, 2013.

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