WSR 13-17-033
(Board of Denturists)
[Filed August 12, 2013, 1:56 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-812 WAC, Denturists—Practice of denturism, amending the chapter to implement SHB 1271.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: SHB 1271 (chapter 172, Laws of 2013), RCW 18.30.065.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SHB 1271, enacted in 2013, requires the board of denturists (board) to adopt rules that expand the scope of practice and to specify the education and training required for a licensed denturist to undertake expanded scope of practice activities. The board will also consider adopting rules that define the term "bruxism device," and address other matters needed to implement SHB 1271.
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. The board will be holding at least one public workshop before developing its proposed rules. The board will e-mail notices of its rule-making activities to those on its listserv and affected state associations (to sign up for this listserv go to
The board contact is Vicki Brown, Board of Denturists, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, (360) 236-4865,
August 12, 2013
Blake T. Maresh
Executive Director