WSR 14-14-100
(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed July 1, 2014, 6:54 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-XXX Dentist retired active status, the dental quality assurance commission (commission) is considering adding a new section to create a retired active status dentist license, including continuing education requirements.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.065 and 18.130.250.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 18.130.250 allows the commission to establish a retired active status license at a reduced fee, and to set continuing education requirements for renewal. A retired active license would allow a dentist to provide dental services in emergent or intermittent circumstances. The commission will consider retired active status rules adopted by the department and other boards and commissions. The goal is to increase public safety and ensure that qualified retired dental professionals who wish to provide limited dental services are properly licensed to provide care.
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 Department of Health, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, Jennifer Santiago, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 236-4893, Interested stakeholders may sign up for the commission's listserv at All rule-making notices will be e-mailed to the commission's interested parties list (listserv) and appropriate state associations. Rule drafting will take place in open public meetings where comments will be accepted verbally and in writing.
July 1, 2014
Trina Castle
Executive Director