The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) are currently in the process of reviewing proposed rule modifications to chapter 246-817 WAC- Administration of Anesthetic Agents for Dental Procedures. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to submit written testimony relating to the proposed rules prior to the formal rules hearing.
The proposed rules would remove the requirement of pre-sedation vitals when administering nitrous oxide and remove proposed requirements of end-tidal CO2 monitoring from moderate sedation. View a complete summary of DQAC’s proposed rule modifications.
Proposed Rule Modifications:
*All rule language with an underline is new proposed language to existing rules. All rule language with a strike through is proposed deleted language to existing rules.
If you would like to submit any comments, concerns, or suggested changes regarding these proposed rule changes, please email Jennifer Santiago at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2015. A formal rules hearing will be scheduled soon.