WSR 07-13-074

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed June 18, 2007, 2:22 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-010 Definitions. The dental quality assurance commission plans to update the "definitions" section of its rules related to eligibility and licensure criteria for dentists.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.0365.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The dental eligibility and licensure criteria are being updated and therefore the definitions pertinent to those regulations also need updating.

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.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lisa R. Anderson, Dental Program Manager, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, phone (360) 236-4863 or fax (360) 664-9077, e-mail lisa.anderson@doh.wa.gov. The commission will notify individuals and organizations who have expressed an interest in the commission's rule-making activities via the Listserv e-mail notification system. Stakeholders may also submit written comments for consideration.

June 18, 2007

Lisa Anderson

Dental Program Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office