WSR 13-17-034
(Board of Denturists)
[Filed August 12, 2013, 1:57 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-812 WAC, Board of denturists, amending the chapter to implement SHB 1270 (chapter 171, Laws of 2013) and to potentially make other rule changes.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.30.065, SHB 1270 (chapter 171, Laws of 2013).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SHB 1270 makes the board of denturists (board) the disciplinary authority for licensed denturists instead of the secretary of the department of health. Rule making is necessary to align the existing rules with this legislative change in authority. The board also is considering housekeeping changes to its rules, amending its continuing competency requirements, clarifying its inactive status license requirements, adopting sexual misconduct rules, changing the title from board of denture technology to board of denturists, and other rule changes that may be needed.
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