SECTION .0500 - RENEWAL OF
21 NCAC 16Q .0501 ANNUAL RENEWAL REQUIRED
(a) General anesthesia and all sedation permits shall be
renewed by the Board annually. Such renewal shall be accomplished in
conjunction with the license renewal process, and applications for permits
shall be made at the same time as applications for renewal of licenses. A one
hundred ($100.00) annual renewal fee shall be paid at the time of renewal.
(b) All sedation permits shall be subject to the same
renewal deadlines as are dental practice licenses, in accordance with G.S.
90-31. If the permit renewal application is not received by the date specified
in G.S. 90-31, continued administration of general anesthesia or any level of
conscious sedation shall be unlawful and shall subject the dentist to the
penalties prescribed by Section .0700 of this Subchapter.
(c) As a condition for renewal of the general anesthesia
permit, the permit holder shall meet the requirements of 21 NCAC 16Q .0202 and
document current, successful completion of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)
training, or its age-specific equivalent or other equivalent course, and
auxiliary personnel shall document annual, successful completion of basic life
support (BLS) training.
(d) As a condition for renewal of the moderate conscious
sedation permit or moderate pediatric conscious sedation permit, the permit
holder shall meet the requirements of 21 NCAC 16Q .0302 and:
(1) document annual, successful completion of
BLS training and obtain three hours of continuing education each year in one or
more of the following areas, which may be counted toward fulfillment of the
continuing education required each calendar year for license renewal:
(B) medical emergencies;
(C) monitoring IV sedation and the use of monitoring
(D) pharmacology of drugs and agents used in IV
(E) physical evaluation, risk assessment, or behavioral
(F) audit ACLS/Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses;
(G) airway management; or
(2) document current, successful completion of
ACLS training or its age-specific equivalent, or other equivalent course and
annual successful completion of BLS.
(e) moderate pediatric conscious sedation permit holders
must have current PALS at all times.
(f) As a condition for renewal of the minimal conscious
sedation permit and the moderate conscious sedation permit limited to oral
routes and nitrous oxide inhalation, the permit holder shall meet the
requirements of 16Q .0402 and shall document annual, successful completion of
BLS training and obtain six hours of continuing education every two years in
one or more of the following areas, which may be counted toward fulfillment of
the continuing education required each calendar year for license renewal:
(1) pediatric or adult sedation;
(2) medical emergencies;
(3) monitoring sedation and the use of
(4) pharmacology of drugs and agents used in
(5) physical evaluation, risk assessment, or
behavioral management; or
(6) audit ACLS/PALS courses; and
(7) airway management.
(g) Any dentist who fails to renew a general anesthesia or
sedation permit on or before March 31 of each year must complete a reinstatement
application, pay the one hundred dollar ($100.00) renewal fee and a one hundred
dollar ($100.00) penalty and comply with all conditions for renewal set out in
this Rule for the permit sought. Dentists whose anesthesia or sedation permits
have been lapsed for more than 12 calendar months must pass a facilities
inspection as part of the reinstatement process.
History Note: Authority
G.S. 90-28; 90-30.1; 90-48;
Eff. February 1,
Amended Eff. August
Recodified from 16Q .0401 to 16Q .0501;
Eff. December 11, 2002;
Amended Eff. November
1, 2013; July 3, 2008; August 1, 2004.