Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners

PRACTICE ACT

(also called STATUTE)

Dental Practice Act, Wyoming Statutes 33-15-101 through -133

TYPES OF RULEMAKING

To expand on the authority given by the legislature in the Board's Practice Act, the Board may promulgate the following rule types: Emergency, Proposed, or Filed.

Emergency rules, once approved, are valid for 120 days. Proposed rules, once approved, are posted for a 45 day public comment period. Filed rules, once approved, have gone through the public comment period and are the current rules in effect for the Board and licensees.

The Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners is staffed through the Professional Licensing Boards Office, a division of A&I.


PROPOSED RULES

Public notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners intends to amend its rules. Chapters 1, 3, and 6 are being amended. The proposed amendments update definitions, formatting, and grammar as well as add or clarify regulations for continuing education, application requirements, non-clinical licensure, specialty designations, prescribing of opioids, and reporting morbidity and mortality.

The Board welcomes all comments and suggestions on these proposed rule amendments. Comments must be received in the Board office by March 29, 2019 to be considered. Comments can be submitted by emailing emily.cronbaugh@wyo.gov with the subject "Dental Rules" or by mailing to Board of Dental Examiners, 2001 Capitol Avenue, Room 105, Cheyenne, WY 82002. Any individual who comments on the rules may request that the Board provide a statement of principal reasons for overruling the individual’s comments. If requested, the statement will be issued either prior to or within thirty (30) days after the Board’s action.

A public hearing will be held by the Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners if requested by twenty-five (25) persons, by a governmental subdivision, or by an association having not less than twenty-five (25) members. Requests for a hearing should be directed to the agency at the above address by the date specified above. Notice of the hearing will be provided to all persons making a timely request.

Chapter 1 - General Provisions

Chapter 3 - Requirements for Licensure and Renewal

Chapter 6 - Code of Ethics for Dentists

Statement of Reasons (This is a general overview of proposed changes. Individuals are encouraged to read specific changes in the proposed rules chapters above.)

FILED RULES AND REGULATIONS

(effective September 26, 2017)

Rules are promulgated by authority under the Dental Practice Act, Wyoming Statute 33-15-101 through -133.

Complete Rules and Regs

The complete version of the Rules filed September 26, 2017, formatted for two-sided printing.

Statement of Reasons

This Statement of Reasons is a high level overview of changes made to the September 26, 2017 effective Rules. Review of this statement does not replace the need for licensees to read and be familiar with all language within the Rules.

Rules and Regulations by Chapter:

Chapter 1 - General Provisions

Chapter 2 - Definitions [Repealed]

Chapter 3 - Requirements for Licensure and Renewal

Chapter 4 - Dental Practice

Chapter 5 - Anesthesia Administration and Sedation Permit Procedures

Chapter 6 - Codes of Ethics for Dentists

Chapter 7 - Dental Auxiliaries

Chapter 8 - Disciplinary Action or Denial of License [Repealed]

Chapter 9 - Practice and Procedures for Disciplinary, Application, and Licensure Matters

Chapter 10 - Fees

The Board's Rules and Practice Act have been listed above for your ease and convenience. To obtain these materials directly from their source:

You can find the Rules on the Secretary of State's website at: https://rules.wyo.gov/. Click "Current Rules" and scroll down for "Dental Examiners, Board of (034)".

You can find the Practice Act (aka Statute) on the Wyoming Legislature's website at: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/LSOWEB/wyStatutes.aspx. You will be searching for Title 33, Chapter 15 for the Board of Dental Examiners.