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Current Rules in Progress
The following rules are being reviewed and updated:
Recently Completed Rule Changes
The Department of Health filed a CR-103, permanent rule, for WAC 246-815-990. The permanent rule adjusts fee amounts for dental hygiene.
The adopted change will more closely align revenue with expenses for the profession, while enabling reserves to be maintained should unanticipated events occur. The new amounts will apply to credentials that are due on or after June 1, 2023.
|Current Fee||Fee effective June 1, 2023|
|License application $100||No change|
|License renewal $50||License renewal $70|
|Late renewal penalty $50||No change|