(a)A dentist licensed under Chapter 101 of this title
shall obtain an anesthesia permit for the following anesthesia procedures
used for the purpose of performing dentistry:
(1)Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen inhalation sedation;
(2)Level 1: Minimal sedation;
(3)Level 2: Moderate sedation limited to enteral routes
(4)Level 3: Moderate sedation which includes parenteral
routes of administration; or
(5)Level 4: Deep sedation or general anesthesia.
(b)A dentist licensed to practice in Texas who desires
to administer nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation sedation or Level 1,
Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4 sedation must obtain a permit from the
State Board of Dental Examiners (Board). A permit is not required
to administer Schedule II drugs prescribed for the purpose of pain
control or post-operative care.
(1)A permit may be obtained by completing an application
form approved by the Board.
(2)The application form must be filled out completely
and appropriate fees paid.
(3)Prior to issuance of a sedation/anesthesia permit,
the Board may require that the applicant undergo a facility inspection
or further review of credentials. The Board may direct an Anesthesia
Consultant, who has been appointed by the Board, to assist in this
inspection or review. The applicant will be notified in writing if
an inspection is required and provided with the name of an Anesthesia
Consultant who will coordinate the inspection. The applicant must
make arrangements for completion of the inspection within 180 days
of the date the notice is mailed. An extension of no more than ninety
(90) days may be granted if the designated Anesthesia Consultant requests
(4)An applicant for a sedation/anesthesia permit must
be licensed by and should be in good standing with the Board. For
purposes of this chapter "good standing" means that the dentist's
license is not suspended, whether or not the suspension is probated.
Applications from licensees who are not in good standing may not be
(5)An applicant for a sedation/anesthesia permit must
have passed the Chapter 110 (relating to Sedation and Anesthesia)
component of the jurisprudence examination, within one year immediately
prior to application.
The agency certifies that legal counsel has
reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's
Filed with the Office
of the Secretary of State on September 11, 2020
State Board of Dental Examiners
October 1, 2020
Proposal publication date: July 24, 2020
For further information, please call: (512) 305-9380