WSR 16-06-105
(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed March 1, 2016, 2:13 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-760 Moderate sedation with parenteral agents, the dental quality assurance commission is considering modifying the rule to include specific requirements and exceptions for dentists when sedating pediatric patients.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.0365 and 18.32.640.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry opposed to previously proposed monitoring and equipment requirements because the rules did not provide alternatives or exceptions for sedating pediatric patients, and the commission did not adopt those rules. The commission still believes these monitoring and equipment requirements are essential to the safety of all patients receiving sedation. The commission is considering including specific requirements and exceptions for dentists when sedating pediatric patients consistent with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists 2011 Guideline for Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients During and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedure.
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 contacting Jennifer Santiago, Department of Health, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4893, fax (360) 236-2901. Interested stakeholders may sign up for the dental commission's listserv at Notices will be e-mailed through the commission's listserv to its interested parties list. Stakeholders will be invited to participate in open public commission meetings and committee meetings where rule drafting will occur.
March 1, 2016
Trina Castle
Executive Director