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Chapter 246-817 WAC

Last Update: 10/10/14

DENTAL QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMISSION

WAC Sections

DENTISTS
Purpose.
Definitions.
Adjudicative proceedings—Procedural rules for the dental quality assurance commission.
LICENSURE—APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Dental licenses—Types authorized.
Dental licensure—Initial eligibility and application requirements.
Examination content.
Licensure without examination for dentists—Eligibility.
Licensure without examination for dentists—Application procedure.
Licensure without examination for dentists—Licensing examination standards.
Licenses—Persons licensed or qualified out-of-state who are faculty at school of dentistry—Conditions.
Dental resident license to full dental license—Conditions.
Graduates of nonaccredited schools.
Temporary practice permits—Eligibility.
Temporary practice permits—Issuance and duration.
Dental assistant registration.
Licensure requirements for expanded function dental auxiliaries (EFDAs).
Licensure without examination for expanded function dental auxiliary (EFDA).
Dental anesthesia assistant certification requirements.
Expired credential.
Inactive license.
GENERAL PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS AND PROHIBITIONS
Display of licenses.
Maintenance and retention of records.
Report of patient injury or mortality.
Prescriptions.
Recording requirements for all prescription drugs.
Recording requirement for scheduled drugs.
Prescribing, dispensing or distributing drugs.
Nondiscrimination.
Patient abandonment.
Representation of care, fees, and records.
Disclosure of provider services.
Disclosure of membership affiliation.
Specialty representation.
A rule applicable to dental technicians.
Dentist continuing education requirements.
Dental anesthesia assistant continuing education requirements.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
Definitions.
Sexual misconduct.
DELEGATIONS OF DUTIES TO PERSONS NOT LICENSED AS DENTISTS
Purpose.
Definitions for WAC 246-817-501 through 246-817-570.
Supportive services that may be performed by registered dental assistants.
Supportive services that may be performed by expanded function dental auxiliaries (EFDAs).
An act that may be performed by unlicensed persons outside the treatment facility.
Acts that may not be performed by registered dental assistants or noncredentialed persons.
Acts that may not be performed by expanded function dental auxiliaries (EFDAs) or noncredentialed persons.
Acts that may be performed by licensed dental hygienists under general supervision.
Acts that may be performed by licensed dental hygienists under close supervision.
Acts that may not be performed by dental hygienists.
INFECTION CONTROL
Purpose.
Definitions.
Use of barriers and sterilization techniques.
Management of single use items.
ADMINISTRATION OF ANESTHETIC AGENTS FOR DENTAL PROCEDURES
Administration of anesthetic agents for dental procedures.
Definitions.
Basic life support requirements.
Defibrillator.
Recordkeeping, equipment and emergency medications or drugs required in all sites where anesthetic agents of any kind are administered.
Local anesthesia.
"Minimal sedation by inhalation" (to include but not limited to nitrous oxide).
"Minimal sedation."
Moderate sedation.
Moderate sedation with parenteral agents.
General anesthesia and deep sedation.
Dental anesthesia assistant.
Training requirements for anesthesia monitor.
Permitting/renewal requirements.
Discharge criteria for all levels of sedation/general anesthesia.
Nondental anesthesia providers.
Mandatory reporting of death or significant complication as a result of any dental procedure.
Application of chapter 18.130 RCW.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE MONITORING PROGRAMS
Intent.
Terms used in WAC 246-817-801 through 246-817-830.
Approval of substance abuse monitoring programs.
Participation in approved substance abuse monitoring program.
PAIN MANAGEMENT
Pain management—Intent.
Exclusions.
Definitions.
Patient evaluation.
Treatment plan.
Informed consent.
Written agreement for treatment.
Periodic review.
Long-acting opioids, including methadone.
Episodic care.
Consultation—Recommendations and requirements.
Consultation—Exemptions for exigent and special circumstances.
Consultation—Exemptions for the dentist.
Pain management specialist.
FEES
Dentist fees and renewal cycle.
Dental assistant, dental anesthesia assistant, and expanded function dental auxiliary fees and renewal cycle.