Regulations

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


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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.

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Recent Regulatory News

DOH E-Prescribing Survey

The DOH is currently conducting a short survey to gather high-level information about the impacts of Washington state's e-prescribing mandate.

SSB 5380 — passed during the 2019 legislative session — made a number of regulatory changes regarding opioids, including requiring all providers to use electronic prescribing for all prescriptions for Schedule II-V substances, and all refills for Schedules III-V.

As part of this mandate, the Department of Health (DOH) is directed to create a waiver for providers experiencing an economic, technological, or other exceptional circumstance which prevents the provider from complying with the e-prescribing mandate.

The DOH is currently conducting a short five-question survey to gather high-level information about the impacts of this mandate ​as the department crafts rules establishing the waiver.

Take the Survey
The survey deadline is Friday, Aug. 14. Please contact Cori Tarzwell, policy analyst for the Department of Health at cori.tarzwell@doh.wa.gov with any questions.

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