|Petition Title||Certification for dental assistants|
|Date Filed||11/5/2019 [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Petitioner||Misty Meismer for Va. Dental Hygiene Program Directors' Consortium|
The petitioner is requesting an amendment to require dental assistants to be certified in infection control procedures and radiation health and safety recognized by the Dental Assisting National Board or the National Entry Level Dental Assistant.
The petition will be published on November 25, 2019 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov to receive public comment ending December 25, 2019. The request to amend regulations and any comments for or against the petition will be considered by the Board at the first scheduled meeting after close of comment, which will be March 13, 2020.
|Comment Period||Ended 12/25/2019 29 comments|
|Agency Decision||Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Agency Decision Summary||
At the Board meeting on March 13, 2020, the Board determined that it will publish a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action to initiate rulemaking relating to a requirement for dental assistants to have training in infection control. The regulatory action may include certification in infection control procedures recognized by the Dental Assisting National Board or the National Entry Level Dental Assistant or other training and education.
|Associated regulatory action||Training in infection control Latest Stage: Proposed|
|Name / Title:||Sandra Reen / Executive Director|
9960 Mayland Drive
|Telephone:||(804)367-4437 FAX: (804)527-4428 TDD: ()-|