WSR 08-21-158

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed October 22, 2008, 8:33 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-510 Definitions for WAC 246-817-501 through 246-817-570, adding definition of volunteer dental assistant providing services in a charitable dental clinic.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.0365, 18.260.120, and 18.260.110.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: HB 3088 (chapter 150, Laws of 2008) creates an exemption from dental assistant registration for volunteer dental assistants providing services under supervision of a licensed dentist in a charitable dental clinic. The dental quality assurance commission is considering adopting rules defining a volunteer dental assistant providing services in a charitable dental clinic.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jennifer Bressi, Department of Health, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47687, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, phone (360) 236-4893, fax (360) 664-9077. Interested parties may sign up for the dental commission's listserv at http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=dental-qac&A=1. All rule-making notices will be e-mailed to the dental commission's interested parties list (listserv), Washington State Dental Association, Washington State Dental Hygienists Association, and Washington State Dental Assistants Association.

October 21, 2008

Jennifer Bressi

Program Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office