6/15/2015 2:34 pm
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Dentistry
Regulatory Coordinator: Elaine J. Yeatts


Agency Contact: Elaine Yeatts

Agency Regulatory Coordinator


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Henrico, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 60 - 20: Regulations Governing Dental Practice
Statutory Authority: State: Chapter 27 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 04/20/2015
Petitioner Mandepp Sood
 Petitioner's Request
Amend 18VAC60-20-60 to accept dental school programs accredited by Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) since there is an existing reciprocal agreement between CDAC and Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA) to bilaterally recognize programs that are accredited by either of these commissions.
 Agency Plan
The Board will publish the petition on May 18, 2015 and ask for public comment until June 9, 2015.  The petition and any comment will be considered by the Board at its meeting scheduled for June 12, 2015.
Publication Date 05/18/2015  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 06/09/2015
 Agency Decision
Initiate a regulatory change
Agency Response Date 06/15/2015
 Agency Decision Text
The petition and public comment, including a letter of support from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), was considered by the Board on June 9, 2015.  The Board's decision was to amend its regulation by a fast-track action.