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Recent Regulatory News

DQAC Seeks Feedback on Proposed Opioid Prescribing Patient Notification Rule Language

DQAC is seeking feedback on proposed rule language to amend WAC 246-817-907 – Patient notification, secure storage, and disposal.
Click here for a CR-101 Preproposal Statement of Inquiry for rule amendment required by Substitute Senate Bill (SSB) 5380.

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.

SSB 5380 became effective July 28, 2019 and requires DQAC to amend rules establishing additional patient notification requirements when prescribing opioids.

See Proposed Rule Language
Please send comments to Jennifer Santiago at jennifer.santiago@doh.wa.gov by September 5. DQAC will address comments at its next business meeting on September 13.
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