WSR 02-15-160

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed July 23, 2002, 2:12 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-110 Dental licensure -- Initial eligibility and application requirements and 246-817-120 Examination content.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.0365, 18.32.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rule will clarify additional options for eligibility criteria for dental licensure and applicants, and will update the division name to Health Professions Quality Assurance.

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 via mailings, enclosures in application packets to new applicants for licensure and an update of rule-making activity on the program website.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Comments and inquiries may be made to Lisa R. Anderson, Health Services Consultant, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, 1112 S.E. Quince Street, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, e-mail lisa.anderson@doh.wa.gov, phone (360) 236-4863, fax (360) 664-9077.

July 1, 2002

Gail L. Zimmerman

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office