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Entries in Regulatory (43)

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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Thursday
Aug152013

DQAC NEWS: PROPOSED FEE REDUCTION FAQs


The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is currently in the process of writing rule on dental license fees. Over the last few weeks, WSDA staff have received inquiries about the proposed fee reduction. We compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions and answers below to provide WSDA members with more guidance on this issue.

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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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