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DQAC Dental Collaboration Committee Meeting - March 22

DQAC will hold a Dental Collaboration Committee meeting on March 22 to consider adoption of proposed changes to WAC 246-817-550 Acts that may be performed by licensed dental hygienists under general supervision.

Dental Collaboration Committee Meeting

When: Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Where: Department of Health, Creekside Two at Centerpoint, 20425 72nd Ave S, Suite 310, Room 307, Kent, WA 98032

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Please ​see the following from DQAC for additional meeting information: 

The Dental Quality Assurance Commission held a rule hearing on March 1, 2019 to consider adoption of proposed changes to WAC 246-817-550 Acts that may be performed by licensed dental hygienists under general supervision. The commission determined not to adopted the proposed changes at that time. The commission requested the Dental Collaboration Committee work with stakeholders to address proposed rule concerns.

The proposed rule amendments update the listing of allowable duties a dentist may delegate to a licensed dental hygienist under general supervision. The commission considered a rule request in July 2017 to allow dental hygienists to perform certain tasks under general supervision that are typically completed by dental assistants under close supervision. Close supervision requires the dentist to be physically present in the treatment facility during the performance of a delegated task while general supervision does not.

You may participate in person at the location provided on the agenda or remotely by webinar. Please contact Jennifer Santiago at jennifer.santiago@doh.wa.gov for webinar instructions.
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