Laws and Regulations

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New 2022 DHBC Laws and Regulations Book

Business and Professions Code, Division 2, Chapter 4, Article 9, Sections 1900-1966.6

Business and Professions Code, Division 2, Chapter 4, Article 9.1, Sections 1967-1967.4

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RDHAP's**

Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice (RDHAP's) are permitted to incorporate, pursuant to Sections 13401 and 13401.5 of the Corporations Code.

If you have questions regarding this please contact the Board at (916) 263-1978.

Existing Regulations

California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Division 10 – Dental Board of California

California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Division 11 - Dental Hygiene Board of California

Approved Regulations

NEW 16 CCR Sections 1135-1137: Substantial Relationships and Rehabilitation Criteria - Effective 02-05-2021

AMENDED 16 CCR Section 1107: RDH Course in Periodontal Soft Tissue Curettage, Local Anesthesia, and Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Analgesia (SLN) – Effective 7-1-2021

AMENDED 16 CCR Section 1104: Approval of New RDH Educational Programs and Continuation of Approval for Approved RDH Educational Programs. Filed with Secretary of State 8-16-2021 – Effective 10-1-2021

NEW 16 CCR Section 1109: Approval of Curriculum Requirements for Radiographic Decision-Making and Interim Therapeutic Restoration Courses for the Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP), and Registered Dental Hygienist in Extended Functions (RDHEF). Filed with Secretary of State 9-27-2021 – Effective 1-1-2022

AMENDED 16 CCR Section 1103: Definitions.” Filed with Secretary of State 11-1-2021 – Effective 1-1-2022

AMENDED 16 CCR Section 1105: Requirements for RDH Educational Programs. Filed with Secretary of State 1-25-2022 – Effective 4-1-2022

NEW 16 CCR Section 1118: Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice, Performance of Soft Tissue Curettage and Administration of Local Anesthesia. Filed with Secretary of State 2-10-2022 – Effective 4-1-2022.

AMENDED 16 CCR Section 1105.2: Required Curriculum. Filed with Secretary of State 3-30-2022 – Effective 7-1-2022.

NEW 16 CCR Section 1117: Reporting Dental Relationships Between Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice and Licensed Dentists. Filed with Secretary of State 4-1-2022 – Effective 7-1-2022.

NEW 16 CCR Section 1138.1: Unprofessional Conduct. Filed with Secretary of State 5-16-2022 – Effective 7-1-2022.

NEW 16 CCR Section 1119: Retired Licensure. Filed with Secretary of State 11-16-2022 – Effective 1-1-2023.

Regulatory Section 100 Changes

16 CCR Section 1104.1: Process for Approval of a New RDH Educational Program

Title 16: Dental Hygiene Board of California Name Reference

Repeal of 16 CCR Sections 1149 through 1153: Sponsored Free Healthcare Events

Proposed Regulations Currently Undergoing the Regulatory Process

16 CCR section 1104.1. Process for Approval of a New RDH Educational Program

16 CCR section 1104.3. Reviews, Site Visits, Citation and Fines, and Probationary Status for Dental Hygiene Educational Programs

16 CCR section 1119. Retired Licensure (formerly 16 CCR section 1115)

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