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2012 Statute


65-1444.Drugs; surgery; anaesthetics; appliances; qualifications for administering intravenous sedation and general anaesthetics; sedation permits; rules and regulations; assistant administering and monitoring nitrous oxide or oxygen, requirements; denial, revocation, suspension or limitation of sedation permit. (a) A dentist shall have the right to prescribe drugs or medicine, perform such surgical operations, administer analgesia, local anaesthetics and use such appliances as may be necessary to the proper practice of dentistry. Dentists may be authorized by the board to administer sedation and general anaesthetics subject to rules and regulations concerning qualifications of such dentists as may be adopted by the board. The board shall have authority to issue sedation permits to administer sedation and general anaesthetics. The board may establish different requirements and qualifications based upon the type of sedation or general anaesthetics the dentist is authorized by the board to use. The board may also establish by rules and regulations the requirement that the authorization to administer sedation and general anaesthetics be periodically renewed and the requirements that must be met to obtain such renewal. Any office of a dentist who is authorized by the board to administer sedation or general anaesthetics shall be subject to inspection by the board for purposes of determining if the dentist is in compliance with the board's rules and regulations.

(b) A dentist may utilize an assistant not licensed by the board in the administration and monitoring of nitrous oxide or oxygen, or both, if that person is certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and has satisfactorily completed a course of instruction which has been approved by the board. To be approved by the board, the course of instruction shall include a minimum of six hours of instruction at a teaching institution accredited by the American dental association and include satisfactory completion of courses which offer both didactic and clinical instruction in:  (A) Theory of pain control; (B) anatomy; (C) medical history; (D) pharmacology; and (E) emergencies and complications.

(c) The board may deny, revoke, suspend or limit a sedation permit for violation by the permit holder of the requirements established by the board by rules and regulations or in lieu thereof or in addition thereto may assess a fine in accordance with K.S.A. 65-1436, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1943, ch. 221, § 28; L. 1994, ch. 169, § 2; L. 1997, ch. 30, § 2; L. 2004, ch. 58, § 1; L. 2007, ch. 134, § 1; July 1.