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WAC 246-812-620

Approval of substance abuse monitoring programs.

The board shall approve the monitoring program(s) which shall participate in the substance abuse monitoring program. A monitoring program approved by the board may be contracted with an entity outside the department but within the state, out-of-state, or a separate structure within the department.
(1) The approved monitoring program shall not provide evaluation or treatment to the participating denturists.
(2) The approved monitoring program staff must have the qualifications and knowledge of both substance abuse and the practice of denturism as defined in this chapter to be able to evaluate:
(a) Clinical laboratories;
(b) Laboratory results;
(c) Providers of substance abuse treatment, both individuals and facilities;
(d) Support groups;
(e) The denturist work environment; and
(f) The ability of the denturist to practice with reasonable skill and safety.
(3) The approved monitoring program shall enter into a contract with the denturist and the board to oversee the denturist's compliance with the requirements of the program.
(4) The approved monitoring program may make exceptions to individual components of the contract on an individual basis.
(5) The approved monitoring program staff shall determine, on an individual basis, whether a denturist shall be prohibited from engaging in the practice of denturism for a period of time and restrictions, if any, on the denturist's access to controlled substances in the work place.
(6) The approved monitoring program shall maintain records on participants.
(7) The approved monitoring program is responsible for providing feedback to the denturist as to whether treatment progress is acceptable.
(8) The approved monitoring program shall report to the board any denturist who fails to comply with the requirements of the monitoring program.
(9) The approved monitoring program shall receive from the board guidelines on treatment, monitoring, and limitations on the practice of denturism for those participating in the program.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.30 RCW and 2013 c 171. WSR 14-24-033, § 246-812-620, filed 11/24/14, effective 12/25/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.30.070(3). Readopted by WSR 98-20-068, § 246-812-620, filed 10/2/98, effective 11/2/98; WSR 95-22-062, § 246-812-620, filed 10/30/95, effective 11/30/95.]
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