Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2008.
Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: SHB 1099 requires dental assistants to be registered, effective July 1, 2008. RCW 43.70.250 requires each profession to be self supporting and requires the secretary to set fees in rule at a sufficient level to defray the cost of the profession. In order for the dental assistants to be registered, fees need to be collected to implement and administer the profession. RCW 34.05.380 (3)(a) allows rules to be effective in less than thirty-one days of the filing date if such action is required by the statute.
Purpose: The purpose of the adopted rule is to establish credentialing fees for registered dental assistants and licensed expanded function dental auxiliaries. Fees are authorized by the Health Professions and Facility Fees Addendum DOH 2008 in the conference operating budget as referenced in ESHB 2687.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-09-094 on April 18, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 12, 2008.
Mary C. Selecky
WAC 246-817-99005 Dental assistant and expanded function dental auxiliary fees and renewal cycle. (1) Credentials must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2, except faculty and resident licenses. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.
(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for dental assistant and expanded function dental auxiliary:
|Title of Fee - Dental Professionals||Fee|
|Registered dental assistant application||$40.00|
|Registered dental assistant renewal||20.00|
|Registered dental assistant late||20.00|
|Registered dental assistant expired reactivation||20.00|
|Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary application||175.00|
|Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary renewal||160.00|
|Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary late||80.00|
|Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary expired reactivation||50.00|