|Petition Title||Radiation safety course|
|Date Filed||5/3/2011 [Transmittal Sheet]|
To amend regulations to permit accredited dental programs to offer radiation safety course for unlicensed persons to be certified in radiation safety.
The Board is requesting public comment on the petition to amend regulations relating to radiation safety certification. The Board will consider the need for amendment at its meeting on June 3, 2011 and will respond to the petition following the close of the comment period.
|Comment Period||Ended 6/22/2011 4 comments|
|Agency Decision||Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Agency Decision Summary||
The Board is unable to reconsider the elimination of a board approved course and examination because it does not have statutory authority to approve such program. However, the Board acted to interpret the "course or examination recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association” to include a "course with examination provided by a dental assisting, dental hygiene or dentistry program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.”
This interpretation will allow CODA- accredited programs to offer a dental radiation course in order to certify persons to place or expose dental x-ray film in dental offices. In addition, the Board intends to amend its regulations to clarify the requirements accordingly.
|Associated regulatory action||Radiation certification Latest Stage: Fast-Track|
|Name / Title:||Elaine J. Yeatts / Agency Regulatory Coordinator|
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
|Telephone:||(804)367-4468 FAX: (804)527-4434 TDD: ()-|