Dentist Rules In Progress

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Current Rules in Progress

Opioid prescribing exclusions

The Dental Quality Assurance Commission filed a CR101 Preproposal Statement of Inquiry as WSR 23-22-030 on October 20, 2023, for WAC 246-817-905 Exclusions. The commission is considering adding residential habilitation centers, nursing homes, and long-term hospitals to the list of opioid prescribing exclusions for dentists.

Email comments on proposed rule to the commission.

WSR 23-22-030 (PDF)

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