WSR 11-07-052

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Dental Quality Assurance Commission)

[ Filed March 17, 2011, 10:14 a.m. , effective April 17, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: WAC 246-817-220 Inactive license, the adopted rule creates an inactive dentist license status. The rule defines how to obtain an inactive dentist license and establishes renewal and return to active status requirements.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.32.185.

Other Authority: RCW 18.32.0365.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-23-082 on November 15, 2010.

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: February 4, 2011.

Andrew A. Vorono

Chair

OTS-2859.3


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-817-220   Inactive license.   (1) A dentist may obtain an inactive license by meeting the requirements of WAC 246-12-090 and RCW 18.32.185.

(2) An inactive license must be renewed every year on or before the practitioner's birthday according to WAC 246-12-100 and 246-817-990.

(3) If a license is inactive for three years or less, to return to active status a dentist must meet the requirements of WAC 246-12-110, 246-817-440, and 246-817-990.

(4) If a license is inactive for more than three years, and the dentist has been actively practicing in another United States jurisdiction, to return to active status the dentist must:

(a) Provide certification of an active dentist license, submitted directly from another licensing entity. The certification shall include the license number, issue date, expiration date and whether the applicant has been the subject of final or pending disciplinary action;

(b) Provide verification of active practice in another United States jurisdiction within the last three years; and

(c) Meet the requirements of WAC 246-12-110, 246-817-440, and 246-817-990.

(5) If a license is inactive for more than three years, and the dentist has not been actively practicing in another United States jurisdiction, to return to active status the dentist must provide:

(a) A written request to change licensure status;

(b) The applicable fees according to WAC 246-817-990;

(c) Proof of successful completion of an approved:

(i) Practical/practice examination according to WAC 246-817-120; or

(ii) A qualifying postgraduate residency program, approved by or administered under the direction of the DQAC;

(d) Written certification of all dental or health care licenses held, submitted directly from the licensing entity. The certification shall include the license number, issue date, expiration date and whether the applicant has been the subject of final or pending disciplinary action;

(e) Written declaration that continuing education and competency requirements for the two most recent years have been met according to WAC 246-817-440;

(f) Proof of successful completion of an approved written jurisprudence examination within the past year;

(g) Proof of malpractice insurance if available, including dates of coverage and any claims history; and

(h) Proof of AIDS education according to WAC 246-817-110, if not previously provided.

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