WSR 08-12-076

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed June 3, 2008, 3:00 p.m. , effective July 4, 2008 ]


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

Purpose: The purpose of adopting WAC 246-815-260 Off-site supervision is to provide a definition of off-site supervision for dental hygienists to provide services in senior centers. The adopted rules define off-site supervision.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.29.130 and 18.29.056.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-04-113 on February 6, 2008.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Jennifer Bressi, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98507-7867, phone (360) 236-4893, fax (360) 664-9077, e-mail jennifer.bressi@doh.wa.gov.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 2, 2008.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

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NEW SECTION
WAC 246-815-260   Off-site supervision.   Off-site supervision means that a licensed dental hygienist has entered into a written practice plan under RCW 18.29.056 with a dentist licensed in Washington. The dentist must agree to be available for contact as documented in the practice plan. The dental hygienist must submit the practice plan to the department for approval. Off-site supervision does not require the physical presence of the supervising dentist at the treatment site.

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