The state of Washington passed a bill in its senate "creating the dental laboratory registry within the department of health and establishing minimum standards for dental laboratories serving dentists in Washington state."
According to National Association of Dental Laboratories Chief Staff Executive Bennett Napier, this was the first new laboratory standards bill on registration passed by any state legislature in more than 30 years.
"On to the governor," Napier posted on Facebook. "Kudos to Matthew Chapman and other volunteers from the [Washington State Dental Laboratory Association] executive office."
Details about the bill can be found here: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1177&Year=2019&initiative&fbclid=IwAR30DJ_B46n-ilsFGgxbVbdhvQTJmOrH_VD1-oo7R_QfiiXbxnE7S9WEbqw.