PDFWAC 246-817-720

Basic life support requirements.

Dental staff providing direct patient care in an in-office or out-patient setting must hold a current and valid health care provider basic life support (BLS) certification. Dental staff providing direct patient care include: Licensed dentists, licensed dental hygienists, licensed expanded function dental auxiliaries, certified dental anesthesia assistants, and registered dental assistants.
Newly hired office staff providing direct patient care are required to obtain the required certification within forty-five days from the date hired.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.350 RCW, RCW 18.32.0365, 18.32.640, 18.130.050(14), and 18.260.120. WSR 13-15-144, § 246-817-720, filed 7/23/13, effective 8/23/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.640 and 18.32.0365. WSR 09-04-042, § 246-817-720, filed 1/30/09, effective 3/2/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035. WSR 95-21-041, § 246-817-720, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]