|(a) No dentist shall administer or employ the general
anesthetic agent(s) listed in subsection (b) of this section, which
has a narrow margin for maintaining consciousness, unless the dentist
possesses a valid Level 4 - General Anesthesia or Deep Sedation permit
issued by the Board.
(b) The following drugs are general anesthesia agents
with a narrow margin for maintaining consciousness and must only be
used by a dentist holding a Level 4 - General Anesthesia or Deep Sedation
(1) short acting barbiturates including, but not limited
to thiopental, sodium methohexital, and thiamylal;
(2) short acting analogues of fentanyl including, but
not limited to remifentanil, alfentanil, and sufentanil;
(3) alkylphenols including precursors or derivatives,
which includes, but not limited to propofol and fospropofol;
(5) dissociative anesthetics - ketamine;
(6) volatile inhalation anesthetics including, but
not limited to sevoflurane, desflurane and isoflurane; and
(7) similarly acting drugs or quantity of agent(s),
or technique(s), or any combination thereof that would likely render
a patient deeply sedated, generally anesthetized or otherwise not
meeting the conditions of the definition of moderate sedation as stated
in §110.1 of this chapter (relating to Definitions).
(c) No permit holder shall have more than one person
under general anesthesia at the same time exclusive of recovery.