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Board of Dentistry
Mandate 446

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Registration of dentists for administration of sedation or anesthesia
Purpose of legislation
Authorizes the Board to require dentists in the Commonwealth to obtain a permit to administer conscious/moderate sedation and deep sedation/general anesthesia in a dental practice to advance patient safety by enabling proactive oversight by the Board through periodic inspections.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 526 (2011)
VAC chapters to be amended
18 vac 60 - 20 : Regulations Governing Dental Practice
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 3564: Sedation and anesthesia permits for dentists
Latest Stage: Final
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 12/20/2011
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