Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry [18 VAC 60 ‑ 21]
Requirement for capnography for monitoring anesthesia or sedation
Action 4411
General Information
Action Summary Amendments will require that a dentist who administers conscious/moderate sedation or deep sedation/general anesthesia maintain a capnograph/end tidal CO2 monitor in working order and immediately available to areas where patients will be sedated and recover from sedation.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004438]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7292 Fast-Track Stage withdrawn on 08/18/2015. Deemed not appropriate for Fast-Track.
7311 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/30/2015.
7470 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/21/2016.
7810 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/14/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jamie Sacksteder  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4581    FAX: (804)698-4266    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.