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Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Petition 248
Petition Information
Petition Title Approved provider of continuing education
Date Filed 8/25/2016    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Dr. Christine Barry 
Petitioner's Request

To add to the listing of approved providers of continuing education, "and other continuing education organizations as approved by the Board".

Agency's Plan

The petition will be published on September 19, 2016 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at to receive public comment ending October 19, 2016.  The request to amend regulations and any comments for or against the petition will be considered by the Board at its meeting scheduled for December 9, 2016.

Comment Period Ended 10/19/2016
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 1/18/2017
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on December 9, 2016, the Board discussed the request and attached documentation.  Board members were also given a copy of the one public comment on the petition.The Board has decided not to initiate rulemaking for two reasons:  1) the Board has neither the expertise nor the resources to appropriately evaluate each course for course content, credentials of the presenter, and quality of provider; it must largely rely on established professional associations and education institutions to perform those tasks; and 2) persons or entities that offer continuing education, such as NPCC, have the opportunity to submit courses for approval by one of the associations or institutions currently listed in regulation, provided the courses are "continuing education programs…directly relevant to the treatment and care of patients”(18VAC60-21-250 B).

Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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