WSR 06-04-010



(Community Health Services)

[ Order 05-07 -- Filed January 20, 2006, 8:07 a.m. ]

     Original Notice.

     Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-24-021.

     Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Dental residency pilot project established pursuant to SHB 1689, chapter 454, Laws of 2005.

     Hearing Location(s): Health Care Authority, The Center, Conference Room, 676 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA, on March 8, 2006, at 9:00 a.m.

     Date of Intended Adoption: March 10, 2006.

     Submit Written Comments to: Dolores Reyes-Gonzalez, P.O. Box 42721, Olympia, WA 98504-42721, e-mail, fax (360) 923-2605, by 4:00 p.m., on March 8, 2006.

     Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nikki Johnson by February 22, 2006, TTY (888) 923-5622 or (360) 923-2805.

     Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The health care authority (HCA) will allocate funds that have been specifically appropriated by the legislature for dental residency programs to contractors with American Dental Association (ADA) accreditation. Support of this pilot project will increase access to oral health care for low-income individuals.

     Reasons Supporting Proposal: Rules need to be revised to comply with the requirements of SHB 1689, which was passed by the 2005 legislature.

     Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.05.220.

     Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 454, Laws of 2005.

     Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

     Name of Proponent: Health care authority, governmental.

     Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Connie Mix-Clark, Lacey, Washington, (360) 923-2753; Implementation and Enforcement: Dolores Reyes-Gonzalez, Lacey, Washington, (360) 923-2781.

     No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The HCA is not required by chapter 19.85 RCW to prepare a small business economic impact statement. There will be little, if any, cost to small businesses.

     A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to the HCA rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules [review] committee or applied voluntarily.

January 20, 2006

Pete Cutler

Rules Coordinator


WAC 182-20-500   Dental residency pilot project.   (1) The provisions of this section apply to organizations that wish to apply for funding to operate a dental residency program pursuant to the provisions of RCW 18.32.040.

     (2) The authority will, upon request, supply to interested parties the application forms and information needed to apply for funding for a dental residency program.

     (3) The forms shall require applicants to provide the following information:

     (a) The applicant's name, address, and telephone number;

     (b) A full description of the dental residency program to be funded;

     (c) A brief statement of intent to apply for funding.

     (4) Clinics that wish to apply for funding must meet the following criteria:

     (a) Have American Dental Association (ADA) accreditation;

     (b) Comply with the department of health's dental residency licensure requirements; and

     (c) Operate a one-year advanced education in general dentistry residency (AEGD) program.

     (5) The authority will allocate funds pursuant to written procedures which may be updated annually. The authority will, upon request, supply a copy of the allocation procedures to interested parties.