(b) "Relative analgesia" means an induced controlled state of minimally depressed consciousness, produced solely by the inhalation of a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen, or single oral premedication without the addition of nitrous oxide and oxygen in which the patient retains the ability to independently and continuously maintain an airway and to respond purposefully to physical stimulation and to verbal command. Dosage of oral premedication is not to exceed the recommended dosage limits set by the manufacturer for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia or pain.
(c) "Conscious sedation" means an induced controlled state of depressed consciousness, produced through the administration of nitrous oxide and oxygen and/or the administration of other agents whether enteral or parenteral, in which the patient retains the ability to independently and continuously maintain an airway and to respond purposefully to physical stimulation and to verbal command.
(d) "Anxiolysis" or premedication for anxiety - means removing, eliminating or decreasing anxiety by the use of a single anxiolytic or analgesia medication that is administered in an amount consistent with the manufacturer's current recommended dosage for the unsupervised treatment of anxiety, insomnia or pain, in conjunction with nitrous oxide and oxygen. This does not include multiple dosing or exceeding current normal dosage limits set by the manufacturer for unsupervised use by the patient (at home), for the treatment of anxiety.
(e) "Central Nervous System Anesthesia" means an induced controlled state of unconsciousness or depressed consciousness produced by a pharmacologic method.
(f) "ACLS" means Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
(g) "BLS" means Basic Life Support.
(h) "CPR" means Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
(i) "Health Care Provider BLS/CPR" means Health Care Provider Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
(j) "PALS" means Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
(k) "Board" means West Virginia Board of Dental Examiners.
(l) "ADA" means the American Dental Association.
(m) "AMA" means the American Medical Association.
(n) "Subcommittee" means West Virginia Board of Dental Examiners Subcommittee on Anesthesia.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session