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

Upcoming Regulatory Dates & Deadlines

Recent Regulatory News

  • Jan 15, 2022

    Regulatory Update – January 2022

    Learn more about modifications to dentist continuing education, dentist retired active status, and delegation of the COVID-19 vaccination to hygienists.
  • Jan 15, 2022

    Apply to Serve on the Dental Quality Assurance Commission by March 30

    The Department of Health is currently accepting applications for dentist vacancies on the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC). Apply by March 30.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    DQAC Dental Educational Outreach Committee – Jan. 20

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold its next Dental Educational Outreach Committee meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 12:00 PM.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    DQAC Business Meeting – Jan. 21

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold its next business meeting on Friday, Jan. 21 at 8:30 AM.
  • Dec 21, 2021

    DQAC Dental Anesthesia Committee Meeting – Jan. 14

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold a Dental Anesthesia Committee meeting on Friday, Jan. 14 at 2:30 PM.
  • Dec 17, 2021

    Attention: Long-Term Care Program Delay

    Governor Inslee and Democratic Leadership announced today that the implementation of the Long-term Services and Supports Trust (LTSS) program will be paused for the time being. Originally set to become effective Jan. 1, 2022, the delay of the program means that employers can also delay assessing the .58% premium on employee wages.
  • Dec 16, 2021

    ADA Q&A Covers Impact of the No Surprises Act

    The ADA received questions from members about the No Surprises Act, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2022, and its implications for dental practices.
  • Dec 6, 2021

    Dental Anesthesia Proposed Rule Update

    Review and provide comments on proposed rule amendments from the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) for Administration of Anesthetic Agents for Dental Procedures.
  • Dec 2, 2021

    How to Stay Involved During the 2022 Legislative Session

    Due to the pandemic, the upcoming 2022 legislative session (starting Jan. 10) will be mostly virtual. Even in a virtual format, it is important to be engaged and informed on issues that may impact your profession, your practice, and your patients.
  • Dec 2, 2021

    E-Prescribing Waiver Now Available

    The Department of Health (DOH) has released the waiver attestation exemption form for the e-prescribing requirement. By Jan. 1, 2022, all providers and facilities subject to the e-prescribing requirement must either be in compliance, have qualified for an exemption, or have obtained a waiver from the DOH.

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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