WSR 16-23-098
(Board of Denture Technology)
[Filed November 17, 2016, 9:04 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-812 WAC, the board of denturists is considering amending existing rules, specifically WAC 246-812-020, 246-812-125, 246-812-150, 246-812-155, 246-812-158, and 246-812-160 regarding continuing competency, licensure by endorsement, exams, expired licenses and record content; and adopting new rules regarding denial or withdrawal of approval of a denturist program, reinstatement for a denturist program, and appeal rights.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.30.065.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board of denturists is considering amending the continuing competency requirements for denturist[s] who hold an endorsement for nonorthodontic removable oral devices; clarifying endorsement requirements; adding exams administered by the National Denturist Association and Universal Testing Services to the list of acceptable exams, and including passing scores; amending the appeal and review procedures for outside exams; updating inactive license requirements; and clarifying record content. New rules for denial, withdrawal, reinstatement and appeal rights for board approved programs and patient records will also be considered.
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, Board of Denturists, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, (360) 236-4864, The board will be holding at least one public workshop before developing its proposed rules. The board will e-mail notices of its rule-making activities to those on its listserv and affected state associations. To sign up for this listserv go to
November 17, 2017
Trina Crawford
Executive Director