Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]    (Repealed)
Emergency Extension Request
Sedation and anesthesia permits for dentists

On 8/19/2013 the board requested that this emergency stage be extended until 3/15/2014.

Reason for Extension:
The Code of Virginia (Section 54.1-2709.5) requires dentists who provide or administer sedation or anesthesia in a dental office to obtain a permit issued by the Board. Emergency regulations authorizing issuance will expire on 9/13/13. The Board submitted proposed regulation to replace the emergency regulations on Townhall on 1/31/13; the proposed regulations are still awaiting approval in the Governor's office. Therefore, it is impossible to complete the replacement of the emergency regulations by the 9/13/13 expiration. The Board's inability to issue new sedation and anesthesia permits would seriously impact dental care in the Commonwealth.

This emergency extension request was approved by the Governor's office on 9/13/2013.

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