WSR 07-22-109

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed November 6, 2007, 4:08 p.m. , effective December 7, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The changes amend the reference to a particular month and year of accreditation standards. This will allow the department of health to accept students graduating from dental hygiene schools accredited by the American Dental Association, based on the Commission on Dental Accreditation standards, between January 1993 and June 2007 as meeting the standards for licensure.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-815-030.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.29.130.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-15-077 on July 17, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 6, 2007.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-05-053, filed 2/10/94, effective 3/13/94)

WAC 246-815-030   Education requirements for licensure applicants.   (1) To be eligible for dental hygiene licensure, the applicant must have successfully completed a dental hygiene education program approved by the secretary of the department of health. The secretary adopts ((those)) the standards of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation ("CODA") relevant to the accreditation of dental hygiene schools, in effect ((in January, 1993)) through June 2007. In implementing the adopted standards, the secretary approves those dental hygiene education programs ((which were accredited by the commission as of January 1993.)) that are currently accredited and received initial "CODA" accreditation on or before June 30, 2007, provided, that the accredited education program's curriculum includes:

(a) Didactic and clinical competency in the administration of injections of local anesthetic;

(b) Didactic and clinical competency in the administration of nitrous oxide analgesia;

(c) Didactic and clinical competency in the placement of restorations into cavities prepared by a dentist; and

(d) Didactic and clinical competency in the carving, contouring, and adjusting contacts and occlusions of restorations.

(2) Dental hygiene education programs approved by the secretary of the department of health pursuant to the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation standards ((in effect in January, 1993,)) whose curriculum does not include the didactic and clinical competency enumerated in subsection (1)(a)((-)) through (d) ((above)) of this section will be accepted if the applicant has successfully completed an expanded functions education program(s) approved pursuant to WAC 246-815-110, 246-815-120, and 246-815-130.

(3) A form will be provided in the department of health licensure application packages for the purpose of education verification.

(4) The standards of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation relevant to the accreditation of dental hygiene schools are available from the American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-2678, 312-440-2500, http://www.ada.org/.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.29.130. 94-05-053, 246-815-030, filed 2/10/94, effective 3/13/94; 92-02-018 (Order 224), 246-815-030, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-815-030, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.29 RCW, RCW 18.29.021, [18.29.]045 and [18.29.]130. 90-23-011 (Order 098), 308-25-013, filed 11/13/90, effective 12/14/90.]

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