WSR 15-23-004
(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed November 5, 2015, 12:09 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-130 License without examination for dentistsEligibility, 246-817-135 Licensure without examination for dentistsApplication procedure, and 246-817-140 Licensure without examination for dentists. The commission is considering amending the licensing examination standards.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.0365 and 18.32.215.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 18.32.215 provides statutory requirements for dentists licensed in another state whom [who] apply for [a] Washington state dentist license. Current rules related to licensure without examination are confusing and refer to license by examination requirements. The commission is considering changing the rules to clearly identify license without examination requirements.
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 Jennifer Santiago, Department of Health, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4893, fax (360) 236-2901. Interested stakeholders may sign up for the dental commission's listserv at All rule-making notices will be e-mailed to the dental commission's interested parties list (listserv) and the Washington State Dental Association.
November 4, 2015
Trina Castle
Executive Director