The Virginia Board of Dentistry Emergency Regulations pertaining to Dental Hygienists continuing education for practice by remote supervision became effective on November 13, 2017.
The Board is amending 18VAC60-25-190, relating to requirements for continuing education for dental hygienists to include the “competencies needed to provide care under remote supervision,” as specified in subsection F of § 54.1-2722. The regulation requires a continuing education course of no less than two hours in duration, offered by an approved sponsor and including the specified course content.
A public comment period will be open November 27-December 27, 2017. You can view detailed information on these emergency regulations and the process by clicking here.