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Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dental Hygiene [18 VAC 60 ‑ 25]
Protocols for remote supervision of VDH and DBHDS dental hygienists
Action 5323 / Stage 8672
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 7/11/2019  4:30 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 6/26/2019    
pdf Attorney General Certification 7/19/2019    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 9/30/2019   
pdf Emergency Extension Request Requested on 3/26/2021   (Approved on 3/29/2021)  

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011 B
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 6/26/2019
Review Completed: 7/19/2019
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 7/19/2019
Review Completed: 7/31/2019
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 9/15/2019
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 9/30/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 9/30/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 10/14/2019    Volume: 36  Issue: 4
Comment Period Ended 11/13/2019
Effective Date 10/1/2019
Expiration Date 3/31/2021

The expiration date for this emergency regulation has been extended until 9/29/2021
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jamie Sacksteder  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4581    FAX: (804)698-4266    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 5323:
Protocols for remote supervision of VDH and DBHDS dental hygienists
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (8672) Stage complete. Emergency regulation was set to expire on 03/31/2021 and was extended until 09/29/2021.
Proposed   (8854) Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/13/2020.
Final   (9176) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/25/2021.
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