WSR 06-13-047

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed June 16, 2006, 10:01 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Dental hygiene, WAC 246-815-030 Education requirements for licensure applicants.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.29.130 and 18.29.021.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering amending the current rule language for accreditation standards. There are new dental hygiene schools from which we cannot accept students for licensure because the schools were accredited by the American Dental Commission on Dental Accreditation after 1993.

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 Vicki Brown, Department of Health, Dental Hygiene Program, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, phone (360) 236-4865, fax (360) 664-9077. This notice will also be sent via e-mail to all individuals on the dental hygiene ListServ.

June 15, 2006

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office