WSR 07-14-144

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed July 5, 2007, 9:33 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-170 Applications -- Permits -- Renewals for the administration of conscious sedation with multiple oral or parenteral agents or general anesthesia (including deep sedation) and 246-817-175 Conscious sedation w/parenteral or multiple oral agents -- Education and training requirements -- Application. The commission is considering amending/relocating these rules to the 700 series of this WAC chapter so all rules related to the administration of anesthetic agents are located together.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.0365 and 18.32.640.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The dental quality assurance commission convened a committee to review and make recommendations for the amendment of the segment of regulations relating to the administration of anesthetic agents for dental procedures. The committee made several recommendations including relocating WAC 246-817-170 and 246-817-175 into the 700 series of the WAC chapter so that all related rules are in the same location. A CR-101 to amend WAC 246-817-700, 246-817-701, 246-817-710, 246-817-720, 246-817-730, 246-817-740, 246-817-750, 246-817-760, 246-817-770, and 246-817-780 was filed under WSR 05-09-001 on April 7, 2005. A CR-101 to amend WAC 246-817-180 was filed under WSR 04-15-151 on July 21, 2004. These rules will all be merged at the CR-102 phase of the rule-making process.

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 and 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 26, 2007

Lisa Anderson

Dental Program Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office