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Regulation #16A-4617: Dental Hygiene Scope of Practice; Local Anesthesia

expands the scope of practice of dental hygienists to include the administration of local anesthesia by regional injection under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.

Regulation Details
IRRC Number 2720 Proposed Regulation Received August 18, 2008
Agency Name State Board of Dentistry PA Bulletin Publish Date August 30, 2008
Regulation Status Final-Form Close of Public Comment September 29, 2008
PA Code 49 Pa. Code Chapter 33 Final Due By September 29, 2010
Analysts Assigned Scott R. Schalles  (SRS)
Michael J. Stephens  (MJS)
Fiona E. Wilmarth  (FEW)
IRRC Comments Due October 29, 2008
Final-Form Regulation Received September 28, 2009
Public Meeting Date November 05, 2009
Published as Final December 12, 2009
Actions Taken
IRRC Approval November 05, 2009
Senate Committee Deems Regulation Approved November 04, 2009
House Committee Approves the Final Regulation At First Meeting October 07, 2009

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Public Comments on Proposed Regulation

October 15, 2008

October 15, 2008

October 9, 2008

October 9, 2008

October 9, 2008

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

October 15, 2009

September 17, 2008

IRRC Comments on Proposed Regulation

October 29, 2008

Public Comments on Final Regulation
EMBARGOED MAIL November 5, 2009
BRENDA SUE MARTIN November 2, 2009
PA DENTAL HYGIENISTS ASSOC November 2, 2009
MOHAMMAD ABDULWAHAB October 30, 2009
WILLIAM SPANGLE October 29, 2009

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

HOUSE STD COMM ACTION October 15, 2009
HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE ACTION STURLA September 17, 2008

IRRC Order(s)

APPROVAL November 5, 2009

In addition to comments, IRRC occasionally receives other correspondence and written materials from state agencies and the legislature regarding pending regulations. These documents can be found on this portion of our website.

PA DENTAL ASSOC February 23, 2009
DINO ANGELICI October 22, 2008
LINDA SRANCE September 30, 2008
DEBRA O'CONNOR August 27, 2008