WSR 08-23-018

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed November 6, 2008, 5:04 p.m. , effective December 7, 2008 ]


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

Purpose: WAC 246-817-155 amendments establish licensure qualification, in lieu of a practical exam, for dental residents successfully completing a dental residency training program in a community clinic serving low income patients, or in a health care shortage area. The rule creates an alternative for obtaining a full dental license when dental students successfully complete a postdoctoral residency program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.32.0365.

Other Authority: RCW 18.32.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-16-127 on August 6, 2008.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted rule was changed in three areas: Subsection (3)(d) was changed for consistency across the state to include all the regional examinations listed in WAC 246-817-120 rather than just the western region. Subsection (3)(f) and (g) was changed by moving the spelled out title of ADA/CODA from (g) to (f). Subsection (5) was deleted because RCW 18.32.195(4) indicates that an additional application fee is not required.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Jennifer Bressi, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 11, 2008.

Padmaraj Angolkar, DDS, Chair

Dental Quality

Assurance Commission

OTS-1199.3


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-817-155   Dental resident license to full dental license -- Conditions.   To be eligible for full Washington state dental licensure, a postdoctoral dental resident must:

(1) Meet the initial application and eligibility requirements in WAC 246-817-110;

(2) Provide a completed application on forms provided by the secretary;

(3) Provide evidence of successful completion of a full-time postdoctoral dental residency program. The residency program must:

(a) Be one to three years in duration;

(b) Be located in Washington state;

(c) Be located in a community health clinic that serves predominantly low-income patients or located in a dental care health professional shortage area in this state;

(d) Include an outcome assessment evaluation, other than the clinical examinations assessing the resident's competence to practice dentistry listed in WAC 246-817-120;

(e) Provide a certificate of completion, signed and submitted directly to the department of health by the director of the dental residency program;

(f) Use standards of the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA/CODA), for community clinics to use when sponsoring students in a residency program under RCW 18.32.040 (3)(c), including the ADA/CODA guidelines for proper supervision of residents and measurement of the resident's competency to practice dentistry;

(g) Be accredited by the ADA/CODA in the following programs:

(i) For advanced education programs general dentistry (AEGD); or

(ii) For advanced education programs general practice residency (GPR); or

(iii) For advanced specialty education programs.

(4) Provide evidence of successful completion of the jurisprudence examination;

(5) Provide any other information determined by the DQAC.

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