WSR 14-15-079
(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed July 16, 2014, 2:43 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-XXX Temporary practice permitMilitary spouse and state-registered domestic partner eligibility and issuance, consider adding a new section to provide for temporary practice permits to be issued to military spouses or state-registered domestic partners who hold an out-of-state credential as a dentist, expanded function dental auxiliary, dental assistant, or dental anesthesia assistant.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.0365 and 18.340.020.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 18.340 RCW provides that military spouses may receive a temporary practice permit while completing any specific additional requirements in Washington that are not related to a profession's training or practice standard. RCW 1.12.080 requires that the interpretation of the term "spouse" be applied equally to state-registered domestic partners. The commission is considering establishing requirements to obtain the temporary practice permit.
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 16, 2014
Trina Castle
Executive Director