WSR 15-13-133
(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)
[Filed June 17, 2015, 10:58 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-120 Examination content, the dental quality assurance commission (commission) is considering modifying the rule to clarify acceptable examinations for dentist licensure and to change the name of an examination organization.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.002, 18.32.0365, and 18.32.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current rule contains the name of an organization that has changed its name. The rule amendment is needed to update the name and add language addressing any future name changes. The commission also wants to be certain it is clear that complete examinations are required. The commission will also evaluate whether examinations from other states and Canada are acceptable.
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 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.
June 17, 2015
Trina Castle
Executive Director