Informed Consent In Dentistry
Sterilzation Methods Required By The Board Of Dental Examiners
Disciplinary Factors Considered By The NC Board Of Dental Examiners
What Requirements Do The NC Board Of Dental Examiners Have Concerning Dentists’ Use Of Anesthesia?
If dentists are to use an anesthetic, they must follow numerous requirements implemented by the Board. The dental facility must follow certain requirements. Those include storing and maintaining drugs a certain way. Dentists must have a permit in order to use anesthesia. Also required are written emergency and patient discharge protocols. Numerous records, including base line vital signs, must also be kept by the permit holder for 10 years. There are also inspections of the premises to ensure compliance and the facility must be staffed with at least two BLS certified auxiliaries. The aforementioned are but a fraction of what is required by the Board in 21 NCAC 16Q .0202.
What Happens If A Dentist Receives A Professional License Disciplinary Letter?
The Board will send notice of a complaint prior to the initiating of a formal disciplinary action. The notice is a notification that an investigation is ongoing and provides the licensee the opportunity to file a response. If the Board’s investigation concludes that a Board rule has been violated, then the licensee has the right to a formal hearing under 21 NCAC 16N .0501. A licensee can also request a hearing if he/she feels like the Board’s action has affected their rights, duties, or privileges. The request for hearing is found under 21 NCAC 16N .0502.
If, after a formal hearing, the Board concludes that discipline is warranted, the licensee has the right to judicial review. That means a Superior Court judge will determine whether or not the licensee violated a rule of professional conduct.
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