The Board of Denturists occasionally makes changes to rules. The board determines rule changes are necessary for many reasons including: legislative law changes, request to change a rule, national standards change, and updating outdated rule language. The rules writing process is open to the public. The public is welcome to take part in helping us write rules. Rules are also known as regulations, Washington Administrative Code, or WAC. The rule making process includes public notices and workshops, and usually a public hearing before a rule becomes final.
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Rules in Progress
The rules writing process is open to the public. The public is welcome to take part in helping us write rules. Rules are also known as regulations, Washington Administrative Code, or WAC. The rule-making process includes public notices and workshops, and usually a public hearing before a rule becomes final.
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Current Rules in Progress
Denturist Prefabricated Implant Abutment and Purpose Rule
The Board of Denturists filed a CR-102 as WSR #23-19-088 (PDF) on September 20, 2023. The board and the Department of Health are proposing a new section of rule, WAC 246-812-462 to set out the requirements for the placement of prefabricated implant abutments. The board is also proposing amending the infection control standards purpose statement in WAC 246-812-501 to ensure written policies and procedures are maintained.
Recently Completed Rule Changes
The Board of Denturists adopted a new section, WAC 246-812-159001, to implement Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill (ESSB) 5229 (chapter 276, Laws of 2021). The board adopted the health equity model rules, WAC 246-12-800 through 246-12-830, for denturists to comply with RCW 43.70.613. The adopted rule adds two hours of health equity education, as required in the model rules, to be completed as part of the current continuing competency requirements every four years.
The adopted rule does not change the total CE hours but requires two hours in health equity CE every four years which is absorbed into the existing number of CE hours required. The health equity CE requirement is counted under existing, unspecified CE requirements for the profession.
The board adopted the rules at a public rules hearing held on June 16, 2023, in Tumwater, Washington. The board thanks everyone who participated in this rule-making process.
The board did not receive any comments to the rules. The board adopted the language as published with the Office of the Code Reviser under WSR 23-16-143 on August 02, 2023.