WSR 07-13-073

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed June 18, 2007, 2:21 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New section WAC 246-817-155 Dental resident license to full dental license -- Conditions. The dental quality assurance commission (DQAC) is considering rules that describe criteria for the full licensure of dental residents who successfully complete a dental residency training program in an accredited and approved community health clinic that serves predominantly low-income patients or is located in a dental care health shortage area in this state.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.0365, 18.32.040, 18.32.195.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are needed to implement 2005 legislation, SHB 1689, and to establish criteria for obtaining a full dental license for students who have successfully completed a postdoctoral residency program accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA/CODA), in a community health clinic that serves low-income patients or is located in a dental care health professional shortage area of this state, and that includes an outcome assessment other than the western regional board's clinical examination, assessing the resident's competence to practice dentistry.

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.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lisa R. Anderson, Dental Program Manager, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, phone (360) 236-4863, fax (360) 664-9077, e-mail lisa.anderson@doh.wa.gov. The commission will notify all individuals and organizations who have expressed an interest in the commission's rule-making activities via the Listserv e-mail notification system. Stakeholders may also submit written comments for consideration.

June 18, 2007

Lisa Anderson

Dental Program Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office