PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed October 22, 2019, 9:59 a.m.]
The department of health, dental quality assurance commission (commission), is withdrawing the CR-101 for WAC 246-817-460 Sexual misconduct. The CR-101 was filed on July 26, 2019, and published as WSR 19-16-018.
The commission filed a CR-101 to consider amending the rule to exempt certain types of sexual misconduct from the patient notification requirement established in SHB 1198 (chapter 69, Laws of 2019). On September 13, 2019, the commission evaluated the list of sexual misconduct acts current in rule and determined that they would not be moving forward with any changes to the patient notification requirement. Because there are so many factors that determine a charge of sexual misconduct, the commission felt there would likely not be a situation where patient notification would not be appropriate.
Individuals requiring information on this rule should contact Jennifer Santiago, dental quality assurance commission program manager, at 360-236-4893.
Tami M. Thompson
Regulatory Affairs Manager