WSR 08-09-094

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed April 18, 2008, 4:44 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-817-99005 Dental assistants and expanded function auxiliary fees and renewal cycle. The proposed rule establishes fees for credentialing of dental assistants and expanded function dental auxiliaries. In the 2007 legislative session, SHB 1099 (chapter 18.260 RCW) established registration for dental assistants and licensure for expanded function dental auxiliaries.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Health, 111 Israel Road S.E., Town Center 2, Room 158, Tumwater, WA 98501, on May 29, 2008, at 1:30 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 12, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Jennifer Bressi, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98501-7867, web site http://www3.doh.wa.gov/policyreview/, fax (360) 664-9077, by May 27, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennifer Bressi by May 27, 2008, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of the proposed rule is to establish credentialing fees for registered dental assistants and licensed expanded function dental auxiliaries. The proposed fees are authorized by the health professions and facility fees addendum DOH 2008 in the conference operating budget as referenced in ESHB 2687.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed rule details fee amounts for credentialing dental assistants and expanded function dental auxiliaries. Fees are necessary to administer the new credentialing programs as mandated by RCW 43.70.250.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.70.250.

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

Name of Proponent: Washington state department of health, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Jennifer Bressi, 310 Israel Road, Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 236-4893.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Under RCW 19.85.025 and 34.05.310 (4)(f), a small business economic impact statement is not required for proposed rules that set or adjust fees or rates pursuant to legislative standards.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The agency did not complete a cost-benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vi) exempts rules that set or adjust fees or rates pursuant to legislative standards.

April 18, 2008.

B. White

for Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-1470.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-817-99005   Dental assistant and expanded function dental auxiliary fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Credentials must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2, except faculty and resident licenses. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for dental assistant and expanded function dental auxiliary:


Title of Fee - Dental Professionals Fee
Registered dental assistant application $40.00
Registered dental assistant renewal 20.00
Registered dental assistant late 20.00
Registered dental assistant expired reactivation 20.00
Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary application 175.00
Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary renewal 160.00
Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary late 80.00
Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary expired reactivation 50.00
Duplicate 15.00
Verification 25.00

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