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Public Meeting: Proposed Fee Changes for Dentists, Dental Assistants, EFDAs & Dental Anesthesia Assistants

The Department of Health will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6 to discuss fee changes for several professions, including for dentists, dental assistants, EFDAs, and dental anesthesia assistants.
The Department of Health (DOH) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM to discuss fee changes for several professions, including for dentists, dental assistants, EFDAs, and dental anesthesia assistants.

Please review the following notice from the DOH for more information and register for the public meeting here.

December 6th Public Meeting Notice

Dear Health Care Professional,

We are reaching out to share important information about potential fee changes for the dentist, dental assistant, expanded function dental auxiliary and dental anesthesia assistant professions.

Fees for your profession may increase.

State law RCW 43.70.250 requires that the cost of regulating each profession be paid for by that profession’s credential fees.  Based on your profession’s financial forecast, the Department of Health (department) is considering a fee decrease to bring the profession’s fund balance into the recommended range. 

The attached Cost Driver document includes proposed fee changes and financial information about your profession, including budget trends, and the financial forecast.

The department is holding public meetings to discuss these potential changes. 

Dentist, dental assistant, expanded function dental auxiliary and dental anesthesia assistant fee changes will be presented on December 6, 2022 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST. During the meeting, department staff will explain how fees are set and be available for questions from health care professionals and other members of the public.

Presentation order for December 6, 2022

  1. Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine
  2. Hearing and Speech
  3. Dental Hygienists
  4. Dental Commission
  5. Nursing Pool Operators
  6. Physical Therapists

To join the meeting, register using the meeting link which is also listed below.

For comments and questions:

If you wish to provide written comments or have questions about the rulemaking process, please email the department at HSQAfeerules@doh.wa.gov.

If you have questions about the dentist, dental assistant, expanded function dental auxiliary and dental anesthesia assistant profession, please contact Amber Freeberg, Program Manager by email at amber.freeberg@doh.wa.gov or by phone at 360-236-4893.

Registration Link Meeting 12.6.2022 9:00am – 12:00pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eS0HDMsbRsyKKaMcOORIhQ

Dental Commission Cost Driver.pdf

    
Human Resource Questions?

Mr. Paul Schaber of The Management Trust can answer 20-30 minutes of HR questions for SKCDS members. To access this MEMBER BENEFIT - log into SKCDS's Resources "Home Page" for contact information.

The Seattle-King County Dental Society is a membership organization of over 1,700 dentists practicing in King County, Washington. We are a component society of the Washington State Dental Association and the American Dental Association. If you would like to learn more about the dental society, please click here.

Our dentists enjoy numerous member benefits from their tripartite membership. To apply for membership, visit our Membership Application page or contact us for more information.


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