PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-817 WAC, amending to establish dental anesthesia assistant certification.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: E2SSB 5620 (chapter 23, Laws of 2012), RCW 18.32.0365 and 18.32.640.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The 2012 legislature passed E2SSB 5620 creating the dental anesthesia assistant profession. The bill requires the dental quality assurance commission to establish certification requirements for dental anesthesia assistants to include education, training, renewal, and continuing education. In addition, several existing rules in chapter 246-817 WAC will be updated to align with the new law.
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.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting the Department of Health, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, Jennifer Santiago, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 236-4893, email@example.com. 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 be e-mailed to the dental commission's interested parties list (listserv) and appropriate state associations.
July 2, 2012
Blake T. Maresh