DQAC Rules Needing Comment

The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) is considering rule changes that could have a significant impact on your practice.

Proposed Dental Infection Control Rules

DQAC is currently accepting stakeholder comments on proposed dental infection control rules. WSDA encourages our members to review the proposed rules and provide feedback to the Commission.

The proposed rules include new requirements such as:
  • Sterilization of low-speed hand piece motors after use on a patient
  • Quarterly testing of water delivery systems for acceptable water quality
  • Infection prevention standards education
View Proposed Rules
Please send comments to DQAC Program Manager Jennifer Santiago at

Opioid Prescribing Rule Hearing - December 7

DQAC will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the opioid prescribing rules on Friday, December 7, 2018. Please consider attending and providing verbal comments. 

When: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 9:35 AM
Where: Department of Health, Point Plaza East, Room 152/153, 310 Israel Rd. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501

Proposed Delegation of Duties Rule

Please consider providing comments for the proposed rule regarding delegation of duties to dental hygienists under general supervision. View the entire proposed rule and send comments to Jennifer Santiago at