(1) To administer moderate sedation (oral and/or parenteral), or general anesthesia (including deep sedation), a dentist must first meet the requirements of this chapter, possess and maintain a current dental license pursuant to chapter 18.32
RCW and obtain a permit of authorization from the DQAC through the department of health. Application forms for permits may be obtained online or from the department and must be fully completed and include the current application fee.
(2) A permit of authorization is valid for three years from the date of issuance and must be renewed prior to the expiration date.
(3) In addition to the renewal application form, the permit holder must:
(a) Demonstrate continuing compliance with this chapter.
(b) Submit satisfactory evidence of continuing education hours as required by this chapter.
The dentist must maintain records that can be audited and must submit course titles, instructors, dates of attendance, sponsors and number of hours for each course every three years as required by this chapter.
(c) Pay the applicable renewal fee.
(4) Site visits may be conducted at the DQAC discretion. Site visits will be conducted by an anesthesia provider permitted at the same level, in conjunction with a department of health investigator. Site visits may include the evaluation of equipment, medications, patient records, documentation of training of personnel, and other items as determined necessary.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.640
. WSR 09-04-042, § 246-817-774, filed 1/30/09, effective 3/2/09.]