PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed July 26, 2019, 8:00 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-460 Sexual misconduct, the dental quality assurance commission (commission) is considering amending the rule to exempt certain types of sexual misconduct from the patient notification requirement established in SHB 1198 (chapter 69, Laws of 2019).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: On June 7, 2019, the commission considered a petition for rule making from the Washington State Dental Association to consider certain types of sexual misconduct exempt from the patient notification requirement established in SHB 1198 (chapter 69, Laws of 2019). Section 1(4) of the bill allows a disciplining authority to adopt rules to exempt certain types of sexual misconduct from the requirements of patient notification. The commission determined the list of sexual misconduct acts listed in the rule could be evaluated to determine if any acts meet the need for patient notification exemption.
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, fax 360-236-2901, TTY 360-833-6388 or 711, email email@example.com, web site www.doh.wa.gov.
Additional comments: Notice will be sent to the commission['s] interested parties GovDelivery list, bulk email service, and to the Washington State Dental Association. Stakeholders will be invited to rule drafting workshops and commission meetings through the dental commission['s] interested parties GovDelivery list. Interested parties can be added to the GovDelivery list by subscribing at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WADOH/subscriber/new.
July 25, 2019