PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-817-135 Licensure without examination for dentists--Application procedure.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.32.0365, 18.32.215.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Dentists will be allowed to credential into Washington as long as they are graduates of a dental school approved by the Dental Quality Assurance Commission and are currently engaged in practice in another state. This will aid in increasing the supply of dentists.
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 Lisa Anderson, Dental Quality Assurance Commission, P.O. Box 47867, Olympia, WA 98504-7867, (360) 236-4863, or fax (360) 664-9077.
March 11, 2004