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WAC 246-817-205

Dental anesthesia assistant certification requirements.

An applicant for certification as a dental anesthesia assistant must submit to the department:
(1) A completed application on forms provided by the secretary;
(2) Applicable fees as defined in WAC 246-817-99005;
(3) Evidence of:
(a) Completion of a commission approved dental anesthesia assistant education and training. Approved education and training includes:
(i) Completion of the "Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination (DAANCE)" or predecessor program, provided by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS); or
(ii) Completion of the "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants Course" course provided by the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS); or
(iii) Completion of substantially equivalent education and training approved by the commission.
(b) Completion of training in intravenous access or phlebotomy. Training must include:
(i) Eight hours of didactic training that must include:
(A) Intravenous access;
(B) Anatomy;
(C) Technique;
(D) Risks and complications; and
(ii) Hands on experience starting and maintaining intravenous lines with at least ten successful intravenous starts on a human or simulator/manikin; or
(iii) Completion of substantially equivalent education and training approved by the commission;
(c) A current and valid certification for health care provider basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), or pediatric advanced life support (PALS);
(d) A valid Washington state general anesthesia permit of the oral and maxillofacial surgeon or dental anesthesiologist where the dental anesthesia assistant will be performing his or her services;
(e) Completion of seven clock hours of AIDS education and training as required by chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 8; and
(4) Any other information determined by the commission.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.350 RCW, RCW 18.32.0365, 18.32.640, 18.130.050(14), and 18.260.120. WSR 13-15-144, § 246-817-205, filed 7/23/13, effective 8/23/13.]
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