Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Petition 161
Petition Information
Petition Title Require training and equipment for medical emergencies for licensure and renewal
Date Filed 1/6/2012    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Nicole M. Cunha 
Petitioner's Request

Amend regulations to require Virginia dentists to be trained and equipped to manage medical emergencies consistent with the Six Links of Survival as a condition of initial or continuing licensure. 

Agency's Plan

The petition will be published in the Register of Regulations, posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall and sent to interested parties for comment.  At its meeting on March 9, 2012, the Board will review the petition and any comments received and determine whether to initiate rulemaking in response.

Comment Period Began 1/30/2012    Ended 2/19/2012
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 1/6/2012
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 1/30/2012     Volume: 28  Issue: 11
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 3/14/2012
Decision Publication Date Published on: 4/9/2012     Volume: 28  Issue: 16
Agency Decision Summary

The Board decided to deny the petition because many of the emergency management requirements requested have already been adopted in a regulatory proposal following an extensive review of all Board of Dentistry regulations. That proposal has not yet been approved for publication, but includes extensive rules relating to training of staff, monitoring and emergency equipment and management.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine J. Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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