WSR 15-20-108
[Filed October 6, 2015, 2:03 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-815 WAC, Dental hygiene, the department of health is opening the chapter to consider clarifying, updating, streamlining and modernizing the rules.
This is a five-year rule review required under RCW 43.70.041.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.041, 43.70.280, and chapter 18.29 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This is a five-year rule review required under RCW 43.70.041. Rule making is necessary to revise the rules so they are clear, concise, and modernized to meet industry standards. The rules have not been updated since 1994.
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 Vicki Brown, Program Manager, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4865, fax (360) 236-2901, e-mail All notices will be sent to the dental hygiene listserv. Interested parties can join the listserv at
October 6, 2015
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH