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Entries in Regulatory (42)

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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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
Apr222013

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY: THE ADA SHOWS YOU HOW TO BE MORE "GREEN"

The ADA wants to help you make a difference in your community — their website is packed with ideas aimed at helping you to be a more responsible steward to the earth by conserving energy and water, reducing waste and pollution, and practicing good Eco-dentistry. And, while green technologies are constantly changing (and improving), there are many, simple changes you can implement immediately that don't cost a lot of money and can significantly improve your eco-worthiness. Your patients (and Mother Earth) will appreciate it!