(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-15-160 and 07-13-074.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-817-010 Definitions, 246-817-110 Dental licensure -- Initial eligibility and application requirements, and 246-817-120 Examination content. Proposed rule amendments update licensing requirements to clarify definitions, approved examinations, approved dental schools, exception for dentists licensed in another state, exception for an approved postgraduate residency program, and clarifies background inquires [inquiries].
Hearing Location(s): Department of Health, Point Plaza East 152/153, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501, on September 11, 2008, at 5:45 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: September 11, 2008.
Submit Written Comments to: Jennifer Bressi, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, web site http://www3.doh.wa.gov/policyreview/, fax (360) 664-9077, by September 1, 2008.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennifer Bressi by September 1, 2008, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rule amendments add regional exam agency definitions, approved examinations, approved dental schools, licensure for dentists licensed in another state, approval of postgraduate residency programs, and clarifies background inquiries. The proposed rule amendments clarify existing rules and incorporate alternative licensure standards for dental students.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed rules provide alternatives to dental licensing standards which reduce barriers to licensure.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.32.0365.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.32.040.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington state department of health, dental quality assurance commission, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Jennifer Bressi, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 236-4893.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement (SBEIS) was not prepared. Under RCW 19.85.025 and 34.05.310 (4)(g)(ii), an SBEIS is not required for proposed rules that adopt, amend, or repeal a filing or related process requirement for applying to an agency for a license or permit.
A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Jennifer Bressi, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, phone (360) 236-4893, fax (360) 664-9077, e-mail email@example.com.
August 4, 2008
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 95-21-041, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95)
WAC 246-817-010 Definitions. The following general terms are defined within the context used in this chapter.
"Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome" or "AIDS" means the clinical syndrome of HIV-related illness as defined by the board of health by rule.
"Clinics" are locations situated away from the School of Dentistry on the University of Washington campus, as recommended by the dean in writing and approved by the DQAC.
"CITA" means council of interstate testing agencies, a regional dental testing agency that provides clinical dental testing services.
"CRDTS" means central regional dental testing services, a regional testing agency that provides clinical dental testing services.
"Department" means the department of health.
"DQAC" means the dental quality assurance commission as established by RCW 18.32.0351.
"Facility" is defined as the building housing the School of Dentistry on the University of Washington campus, and other buildings, designated by the dean of the dental school and approved by the DQAC.
"HPQAD" means the health professions quality assurance
division of the department of health.))
"NERB" means the northeast regional board, a regional testing agency that provides clinical dental testing services.
"Office on AIDS" means that section within the department of health or any successor department with jurisdiction over public health matters as defined in chapter 70.24 RCW.
"Secretary" means the secretary of the department of health or the secretary's designee.
"SRTA" means the southern regional testing agency, a regional testing agency that provides clinical dental testing services.
"WREB" means the Western Regional Examining Board, a
regional)) national testing agency that provides clinical
dental testing services.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035. 95-21-041, § 246-817-010, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]
(1) A completed application and fee. The applicant
shall)) must submit a signed, notarized application and
required fee(( . (Refer to WAC 246-817-990 for fee
schedule.))) as defined in WAC 246-817-990;
(2) Proof of graduation from a dental school approved by
. The DQAC adopts those standards of the American
Dental Association's Commission on Accreditation which were
relevant to accreditation of dental schools and current in May
1993 and has approved all and only those dental schools which
were accredited by the commission as of May 1993.)):
(a) DQAC recognizes only those applicants who are students or graduates of dental schools in the United States or Canada, approved, conditionally or provisionally, by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The applicant must have received, or will receive, a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from that school;
(b) Other dental schools which apply for DQAC approval
and which meet these adopted standards to the DQAC's
satisfaction may be approved, but it is the responsibility of
a school to apply for approval and of a student to ascertain
whether or not a school has been approved((
Certification)) Proof of successful completion of
the National Board Dental Examination Parts I and II, or the
Canadian National Dental Examining Board Examination. An
original scorecard or a certified copy of the scorecard shall
be accepted. Exception: Dentists who obtained initial
licensure in a state prior to that state's requirement for
successful completion of the national boards, may be licensed
in Washington, provided that the applicant provide proof that
their original state of licensure did not require passage of
the national boards at the time they were initially licensed.
Applicants need to meet all other requirements for licensure;
(4) Proof of graduation from an approved dental school. The only acceptable proof is an official, posted transcript
sent directly from such school, or in the case of recent
graduates, a verified list of graduating students submitted
directly from the dean of the dental school. Graduates of
nonaccredited dental schools must also meet the requirements
outlined in WAC 246-817-160((
(5) A complete listing of professional education and
experience including college or university (predental), and a
complete chronology of practice history from the date of
dental school graduation to present, whether or not engaged in
activities related to dentistry((
Applicants must complete)) Proof of completion of
seven clock hours of AIDS education as required in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 8(( .));
Certification)) Proof of malpractice insurance if
available, including dates of coverage and any claims
(8) Written certification of any licenses held, submitted
directly from another licensing entity, and including license
number, issue date, expiration date and whether applicant has
been the subject of final or pending disciplinary action((
(9) Proof of successful completion of an approved:
(a) Practical/clinical examination ((
and a written
jurisprudence examination or any other examination)); or
(b) A qualifying postgraduate residency program, approved
and)) or administered under the direction of the
Photograph.)) Proof of successful completion of an
approved written jurisprudence examination;
(11) A recent 2" x 2" photograph, signed ((
(( shall be)) and attached to the application(( .));
(11))) (12) Authorization for background inquiries
(( from)) to other sources may be conducted as determined by
the DQAC, including but not limited to the national
practitioner data bank and drug enforcement agency. Applicants are responsible for any fees incurred in obtaining
verification of requirements(( .));
(12) Additional requirements)) (13) Any other
information for each license type as (( further defined))
determined by the DQAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, § 246-817-110, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035. 95-21-041, § 246-817-110, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]
(1) The examination will consist of:
(a) A written((
:)) examination. Only the national board
exam will be accepted, except as provided in (c) of this
(b) A practical/practice((
(i) The DQAC will accept((
s)) the Western Regional
Examining Board's (WREB) clinical examination as meeting its
examination standard after January 1, 1995. The results of
the WREB examination (( shall)) will be accepted for five years
immediately preceding application for state licensure; or
(ii) The DQAC accepts the central regional dental testing services (CRDTS) clinical examination as meeting its examination standard as of November 2001. The results of the CRDTS examination will be accepted for five years immediately preceding application for state licensure; or
(iii) The DQAC accepts the results of the northeast regional board (NERB) and the southern regional testing agency (SRTA) clinical examinations as meeting its examination standard as of January 2006. The results of the NERB and SRTA examinations will be accepted for five years immediately preceding application for state licensure; or
(iv) The DQAC will consider acceptance of the examination results from candidates who pass the final portions of the Council of Interstate Testing Agency's (CITA) clinical examination after January 1, 2006; or
(v) The DQAC will consider acceptance of the examination results of those states with individual state board examinations after September 30, 2006.
(c) The DQAC may, at its discretion, give or require an
examination in any other subject under (a) ((
or)) and (b) of
this subsection, whether in written (( and/))or practical form
or both written and practical. (( The applicant shall receive
information concerning such examination.))
(2) An applicant for the ((
examination may obtain an application directly from the
(( Western Regional Examining Board)) relevant regional testing
agency, or individual state board.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035. 95-21-041, § 246-817-120, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]