WSR 17-19-011
(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed September 7, 2017, 11:43 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-XXX Suicide prevention education, creating a new section to establish a one-time continuing education requirement for dentists in suicide prevention.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.002, 18.32.0365, and E2SHB 1612 (chapter 262, Laws of 2017).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: E2SHB 1612 directs the dental quality assurance commission to adopt rules to establish a one-time continuing education and training requirement for dentists on suicide prevention education. The commission may determine in rule [a] three or six hour requirement for suicide prevention education to include assessment of issues related to imminent harm by lethal means.
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, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-236-4893, TTY 360-833-6388 or 711, email, web site
Additional comments: Interested stakeholders may sign up for the commission's interested parties list at All rule-making notices will be emailed to the dental commission's interested parties list (dental govdelivery) and appropriate state associations. Rule drafting will take place in open public meetings where comments will be accepted verbally and in writing.
September 7, 2017
Trina Crawford
Executive Director