Section .0500 - Renewal Of Permits

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 21 - occupational licensing boards and commissions/chapter 16 - dental examiners/subchapter q/21 ncac 16q .0501.html
Published: 2015

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SECTION .0500 - RENEWAL OF

PERMITS

 

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:

(A)          sedation;

(B)          medical emergencies;

(C)          monitoring IV sedation and the use of monitoring

equipment; 

(D)          pharmacology of drugs and agents used in IV

sedation;

(E)           physical evaluation, risk assessment, or behavioral

management;

(F)           audit ACLS/Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses;

and

(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

monitoring equipment;

(4)           pharmacology of drugs and agents used in

sedation;

(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,

1990;

Amended Eff. August

1, 2002;

Transferred and

Recodified from 16Q .0401 to 16Q .0501;

Temporary Amendment

Eff. December 11, 2002;

Amended Eff. November

1, 2013; July 3, 2008; August 1, 2004.