WSR 01-04-053

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed February 5, 2001, 10:03 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering raising the impaired dentist surcharge fee.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.0365 and 18.32.534.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A rule change is needed to allow for an increase to the impaired dentist surcharge fee - a result of 1999 legislation, chapter 179, Laws of 1999. 1999 legislation allowed for an impaired dentist surcharge to be assessed up to $25. This fee increase will allow the Dental Quality Assurance Commission to contract with a new impaired dentist treatment provider.

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 writing (or faxing) comments to Lisa R. Anderson, Program Manager, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47867, 1112 S.E. Quince Street, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, phone (360) 236-4863, fax (360) 664-9077.

M. C. Selecky

Washington State Code Reviser's Office