WSR 09-15-115

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed July 17, 2009, 9:09 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-701(2) Administration of anesthetic agents for dental procedures and 246-817-722 Defibrillator.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.640 and 18.32.0365.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The dental quality assurance commission (DQAC) is proposing rule making to consider whether the application of topical and local anesthetic should require twenty-four hour on-call availability by the dentist providing treatment. In addition, DQAC is considering amending the defibrillation capabilities requirement to address concerns and provide clarity for such things as, automated versus automatic defibrillator devices, the need if using topical and local anesthetic only, and requirements when sharing lobbies or connecting suites.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jennifer Santiago, Department of Health, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, phone (360) 236-4893, fax (360) 236-2901. Interested stakeholders may sign up for the dental commission's listserv at http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=dental-qac&A=1. All rule-making notices will e-mailed to the dental commission's interested parties list (listserv), Washington State Dental Association, Washington State Dental Hygienists' Association, and Washington State Dental Assistants Association.

July 10, 2009

Jennifer Santiago, Program Manager

Dental Quality Assurance Commission

Washington State Code Reviser's Office