Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
11/28/2021

Part V. Requirements for Renewal and Reinstatement

18VAC60-30-150. Registration renewal requirements.

A. Prior to 2022, every person holding an active or inactive registration shall annually, on or before March 31, renew his registration. Beginning in January of 2022, every person holding an active or inactive registration shall annually renew his registration in his birth month. Any person who does not return the completed form and fee by the deadline shall be required to pay an additional late fee.

B. The registration of any person who does not return the completed renewal form and fees by the deadline shall automatically expire and become invalid and his practice as a dental assistant II shall be illegal. Practicing in Virginia with an expired registration may subject the registrant to disciplinary action by the board.

C. In order to renew registration, a dental assistant II shall be required to maintain and attest to current certification from the Dental Assisting National Board or another national credentialing organization recognized by the American Dental Association.

D. A dental assistant II shall also be required to maintain evidence of successful completion of training in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

E. Following the renewal period, the board may conduct an audit of registrants to verify compliance. Registrants selected for audit shall provide original documents certifying current certification.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 5, eff. December 2, 2015; amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 24, eff. August 19, 2020.

18VAC60-30-160. Inactive registration.

A. Any dental assistant II who holds a current, unrestricted registration in Virginia may upon a request on the renewal application and submission of the required fee be issued an inactive registration. The holder of an inactive registration shall not be entitled to perform any act requiring registration to practice as a dental assistant II in Virginia.

B. An inactive registration may be reactivated upon submission of evidence of current certification from the Dental Assisting National Board or a national credentialing organization recognized by the American Dental Association. An applicant for reactivation shall also provide evidence of continuing clinical competence, which may include (i) documentation of active practice in another state or in federal service or (ii) a refresher course offered by a CODA accredited educational program.

C. The board reserves the right to deny a request for reactivation to any registrant who has been determined to have committed an act in violation of § 54.1-2706 of the Code.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 5, eff. December 2, 2015.

18VAC60-30-170. Registration reinstatement requirements.

A. The board shall reinstate an expired registration if the renewal form, renewal fee, and late fee are received within one year of the deadline required in subsection A of 18VAC60-30-150, provided that no grounds exist to deny said reinstatement pursuant to § 54.1-2706 of the Code and 18VAC60-30-110.

B. A dental assistant II who has allowed his registration to lapse or who has had his registration suspended or revoked must submit evidence of current certification from the Dental Assisting National Board or a credentialing organization recognized by the American Dental Association to reinstate his registration.

C. The executive director may reinstate such expired registration provided that the applicant can demonstrate continuing competence, the applicant has paid the reinstatement fee and any fines or assessments, and no grounds exist to deny said reinstatement pursuant to § 54.1-2706 of the Code and 18VAC60-30-110.

D. An applicant for reinstatement shall provide evidence of continuing clinical competence, which may include (i) documentation of active practice in another state or in federal service or (ii) a refresher course offered by a CODA accredited educational program.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 5, eff. December 2, 2015.

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