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WVC 30 - 4 A- 9 §30-4A-9. Office evaluations.

     (a) The in-office evaluation shall include:

     (1) Observation of one or more cases of anesthesia to determine the appropriateness of technique and adequacy of patient evaluation and care;

     (2) Inspection of facilities, which shall include but not be limited to, the inspection of equipment, drugs and patient records and qualified monitor's certifications and documentation; and

     (3) The evaluation shall be performed by a team appointed by the board and shall include a member of the subcommittee who holds a current anesthesia permit in the same class or in a higher class than that held by the permit holder being evaluated.

     (4) Class 2 permit holders may be audited periodically as determined by the committee; and

     (5) Class 3 and 4 permit holders shall be evaluated once every five years.

     (b) A dentist utilizing a licensed dentist who holds a current anesthesia permit issued by the board shall have his or her office inspected to the level of a Class 4 permit as specified by section twelve of this article. The office is only approved at that level when the anesthesia permit holder is present and shall have the number of qualified monitors present as required by this article.

     (c) In addition to the requirements of this article, a treating dentist who applies for a certificate to allow a CRNA to administer anesthesia and sedation to a patient shall maintain a permit as follows:

     (1) A treating dentist who allows a CRNA to administer limited enteral sedation to a patient shall maintain a Class 3a permit for themselves and the administration site shall be inspected to a Class 4 permit level;

     (2) A treating dentist who allows a CRNA to administer comprehensive parenteral sedation to a patient shall maintain a Class 3b permit for themselves and the administration site shall be inspected to a Class 4 permit level; and

     (3) A treating dentist who allows a CRNA to administer general anesthesia/deep conscious sedation to a patient shall maintain a Class 4 permit for themselves and the administration site shall be inspected to a Class 4 permit level.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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