|Petition Title||RN as circulating nurse in office-based surgery|
|Petitioner||Joseph A. Leming, M.D.|
To require use of a registered nurse as the circulating nurse for office-based surgical procedures in dental offices.
The Board will request public comment on the petition and consider the request for an amendment at its meeting on September 16, 2005.
|Comment Period||Ended 8/29/2005 0 comments|
|Agency Decision||Take no action|
|Agency Decision Summary||
The Board received comment indicating that such a requirement would be very burdensome and costly without sufficient evidence to indicate that it is necessary for patient safety in office-based settings. In addition, the Board has adopted regulations for office-based anesthesia which addressed concerns about safety.