Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Dentistry
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry [18 VAC 60 ‑ 21]
Action:
Credit for volunteer hours and extension of time for CE
 
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 82 of the 2016 General Assembly requires health regulatory boards to promulgate regulations to allow some volunteer service time to count towards meeting some of a licensee’s continuing education requirements. The Board has adopted proposed regulations to allow dentists and dental hygienists to count up to two hours of the 15 hours required for annual renewal to be satisfied through delivery of dental services, without compensation, to low-income individuals receiving health services through a local health department or a free clinic organized in whole or primarily for the delivery of those services. One hour of continuing education may be credited for three hours of providing such volunteer services, as documented by the health department or free clinic. In addition, the Board is including provisions for granting an extension of the continuing education requirement for up to one year upon written request with an explanation received prior to the renewal deadline.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 60-21 Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 60 - 25 Regulations Governing the Practice of Dental Hygienists Amend Existing Regulation
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004716]
Associated Mandates Allowance for volunteer practice to count as continuing education hours
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7617 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/10/2017.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: sandra.reen@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4437    FAX: (804)527-4428    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.