Washington Dental Hygienists Licensing, Initiative 678 (1997)

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The Washington Dental Hygienists Licensing Initiative, also known as Initiative 678, was on the November 4, 1997 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed dental hygienists who have obtained special licensing to perform without the supervision of a licensed dentist.[1]

Election results

Washington Dental Hygienists Licensing, Initiative 678 (1997)
Defeatedd No883,48852.87%
Yes 787,607 47.13%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall dental hygienists who obtain a special license endorsement be permitted to perform designated dental hygiene services without the supervision of a licensed dentist?[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 678 was filed on February 10, 1997 by Anita R. Munson of Bellingham. 272,764 signatures were collected to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1997 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 3, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 3, 2013