Texas Administrative Code
|TITLE 22||EXAMINING BOARDS|
|PART 5||STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS|
|CHAPTER 108||PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT|
|SUBCHAPTER B||SANITATION AND INFECTION CONTROL|
The purpose of rules contained in this subchapter is to establish proper sterilization, disinfection, and other infection control procedures in the practice of dentistry. Failure of a dental health care worker to practice and maintain these procedures constitutes a significant danger to public health and safety. Any violation of these rules regarding infection control in this subchapter and other applicable statutes, rules, or regulations that may be incorporated by reference herein or that may apply otherwise through federal or state mandate or regulation shall be considered a failure to safeguard the public interest and thus shall constitute, at a minimum, negligence in the performance of dental services and failure to use proper diligence in the conduct of a dental practice, pursuant to Section 263.002, Dental Practice Act.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §108.20 adopted to be effective February 20, 2001, 26 TexReg 1494|