Delta Board Vetoes Most Bylaw Amendments
During the Delta Special Meeting on November 15, 2018, Delta member dentists passed a set of bylaw amendments (with 96% of voting members in favor) aimed at creating a better future for patients and improving transparency in the WDS/Delta governance process.
The WDS Board has chosen to veto the following amendments:
- allow for open nominations for members to run for the board
- impose term limits on board service for member dentists at Delta;
- make the Delta CEO an ex-officio rather than full member of the board; and
- eliminate board veto powers over member-approved bylaw amendments.
A letter from Delta regarding this decision can be found on the Delta Provider Portal or read here
The WSDA Board of Directors and legal counsel are currently reviewing this development and considering potential next steps.
Dentists Seek Insurance Commissioner Review of Delta Dental Reorganization
WDS members Drs. Cynthia Pauley, Christopher Delecki, Bernard Larson, Nathan Russell, and Todd Irwin filed a complaint with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner seeking a full investigation of the 2013 Delta reorganization effort. As of September 2018, the OIC is actively investigating this complaint.
WSDA Asks Attorney General to Investigate Potential Delta Antitrust Practices
Washington State Dental Association leadership has requested the Antitrust Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office investigate whether Washington Dental Service (Delta Dental of Washington) has engaged in illegal monopsonist practices in our state.