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PDFWAC 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:
(i) An approved practical/practice examination under WAC 246-817-120; or
(ii) A qualifying residency program under RCW 18.32.040 (3)(c);
(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.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.002, 18.32.0365, and 18.32.040. WSR 18-01-106, § 246-817-220, filed 12/19/17, effective 1/19/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.185 and 18.32.0365. WSR 11-07-052, § 246-817-220, filed 3/17/11, effective 4/17/11.]
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