WSR 14-02-069
(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed December 27, 2013, 2:16 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-160 Graduates of nonaccredited schools, the dental quality assurance commission is considering amendments to education requirements for graduates of nonaccredited dental schools to update the rule with current standards and credentialing process.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.002, 18.32.0365, 18.32.040, and 18.32.222.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current rule contains obsolete references and requirements. The rule amendment is needed to update education requirements for graduates of nonaccredited schools, which categorically include foreign schools. The amendment is necessary to provide clear requirements for licensure candidates who have graduated from nonaccredited schools.
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 Department of Health, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, Jennifer Santiago, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 236-4893, Interested stakeholders may sign up for the commission's listserv at All rule-making notices will be e-mailed to the commission's interested parties list (listserv) and appropriate state associations. Rule drafting will take place in open public meetings where comments will be accepted verbally and in writing.
December 27, 2013
Blake T. Maresh
Executive Director