Rules in Progress

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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

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