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Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
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2/11/12  11:32 am
Commenter: Barry D. Laurent DDS

A noble premise but the devil is in the details. Oppose!

I googled the "Six Links Guide" and my heart goes out to the Blanco family for their tragic loss; however I mirror Paul Callahan's sentiments.  How will the board enforce compliance?  Who  will perform the inspections to police the requirements and  what about the need for a search warrant?  Who will pay for the enforcement  and what are the consequences should one fail to abide by  all the requirements?  For example, if a dentist must have a commercially available crycothyrotomy kit ( or stated  alternative ); is he or she then required to use it in an emergency and  what happens  when our  frantic effort  causes more harm before EMS arrives?  Most of us  are  caring professionals, and the "Six Links" provides a noble blueprint for us all; but it should remain a voluntary one.


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