Regulations

Stay up to date on ​rules and requirements affecting Washington dentists.

Upcoming Regulatory Dates & Deadlines


Recent Regulatory News

  • May 31, 2022

    Importance of HIPAA Compliance for Dental Practices

    HIPAA compliance not only ensures the privacy and security of patient information, it also protects your practice from breaches and fines and the reputational damage that results from them.
  • May 20, 2022

    Standard Occupational Classification Reporting Webinar – June 3

    The Employment Security Department (ESD) is offering a free webinar Friday, June 3 at 11:00 AM to provide more information about Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) requirements.
  • May 13, 2022

    Apply by May 18 for Phase 2 Provider Relief Fund Reporting Deadline Extension

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced that providers may request an extension of the deadline for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting if one or more extenuating circumstances are met.
  • May 13, 2022

    Upcoming DQAC Committee Meetings – May 17 & 19

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Education Program Committee meeting on May 17 and an Educational Outreach Committee meeting on May 19.
  • May 13, 2022

    An Employer’s Guide to Hiring Minors

    With the school year coming to a close, many teens will be looking for a summer job. If considering hiring a minor to work in your office, please make sure to take a moment to review guidance from the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) regarding relevant rules and regulations.
  • Apr 28, 2022

    DQAC Business Meeting – April 29

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold its next business meeting on Friday, April 29 at 8:30 AM.
  • Apr 28, 2022

    Board of Denturists Special Topics Committee Rules Workshop – May 20

    The Board of Denturists – Special Topics Committee is holding a series of rules workshops to amend the denturist infection control rules (WAC 246-812-501 - Purpose) and to propose new rules for prefabricated implant abutments.
  • Apr 20, 2022

    An Employer’s Guide to Workers Rights from L&I

    The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has put together several resources, including a 45-minute webinar, for employers covering workers rights.
  • Apr 14, 2022

    ADA Prioritizes 2022 Advocacy Issues

    Dental insurance and student debt reform. Improving Medicaid. Health equity.​ Explore some of the top issues the ADA is advocating for in 2022.
  • Apr 12, 2022

    2022 Legislative Session Summary

    WSDA tracked several bills this session concerning dental-specific issues, health care, small business issues, employer/employee matters, and much more. Read a summary of passed legislation that may impact you as a provider, business owner, employer, or employee.

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DQAC Business Meeting Dates

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WSDA Committee on Regulatory Affairs

The Committee on Regulatory Affairs focuses on regulatory issues handled by DQAC and other government agencies handling regulatory issues relevant to dentistry.

To inquire about joining the Committee on Regulatory Affairs, members may email WSDA Director of Government Affairs Emily Lovell at emily@wsda.org.
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