DENTAL STATUTES & RULES
A statute or Revised Code of Washington (RCW) is written by the Washington State Legislature. Once legislation is signed by the Governor, it becomes law.
A rule or Washington Administrative Code (WAC) is written to provide interpretive support for the individuals or entities to whom the rule applies. Department of Health rules that relate to dentistry are written and adopted by the Dental Quality Assurance Commission. WACs carry the full force of the law.