Regulations

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


Recent Regulatory News

  • 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.
  • Dec 2, 2021

    PMP/EHR Integration Waiver Now Available

    The Department of Health (DOH) has released the waiver attestation exemption form for the PMP/EHR integration requirement. By Jan. 1, 2022, all providers and facilities subject to the PMP/EHR integration requirement must either be in compliance or have obtained a waiver from the DOH.
  • Dec 2, 2021

    Important Reminders from the WA Employment Security Department

    Important reminders from ESD about annual tax rate notices and Long-Term Services and Supports Program exemptions.
  • Dec 1, 2021

    Reminder: Workers’ Compensation COVID-19 Coverage for Health Care Workers

    Health care workers who test positive for COVID-19 are presumed to have been exposed at work and are eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim with the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I).
  • Dec 1, 2021

    DQAC Business Meeting – Dec. 10

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold its next business meeting on Friday, Dec. 10 at 8:30 AM.
  • Nov 22, 2021

    Reminder: Dec. 1 Water Line Testing Requirement

    Learn more about water line testing requirements effective Dec. 1 and browse upcoming webinars from Harris Biomedical and ProEdge Dental Water Labs.

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DQAC Business Meeting Dates

Find a list of upcoming DQAC meeting dates and other information here.

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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