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

DQAC Interested Parties Email List

Get regulatory updates as they occur by subscribing to the DQAC interested parties email list.

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

Recent Regulatory News

DQAC Seeks Feedback on Opioid Prescribing Patient Notification Rules

DQAC seeks feedback on proposed rules establishing additional opioid prescribing patient notification requirements.
The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) is seeking feedback on proposed rule language to amend WAC 246-817-907 – Patient notification, secure storage, and disposal.

See Proposed Rules
See CR-101 Preproposal Statement of Inquiry
SSB 5380, which went into effect July 28, 2019, requires the commission to amend rules establishing additional patient notification requirements when prescribing opioids.

Please send comments on the proposed rules to Jennifer Santiago at by September 5.