|Petition Title||Operation of high speed rotary instruments by dental assistants|
|Date Filed||4/3/2012 [Transmittal Sheet]|
Amend section 190 to permit dental assistants II to operate a high speed rotary instrument in the mouth.
The petition will be posted and sent for public comment ending May 18, 2012. The Board of Dentistry will consider the petition and any comment at its meeting scheduled for June 8, 2012.
|Comment Period||Ended 5/18/2012 43 comments|
|Agency Decision||Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Agency Decision Summary||
At its meeting on June 8, 2012, the Board considered the petition and comments for or against and decided to deny the request for rulemaking. In the Board’s opinion, allowing dental assistants II to use high speed rotary instruments has the potential for serious harm and is not in the interest of public health and safety. Additionally, there may be a statutory prohibition since § 54.1-2729.01 requires that only tasks that are reversible may be delegated to dental assistants II.
|Name / Title:||Elaine J. Yeatts / Agency Regulatory Coordinator|
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
|Telephone:||(804)367-4688 FAX: (804)527-4434 TDD: ()-|