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Guidance Documents

The Code of Virginia requires annual publication of lists of guidance documents from state agencies. A guidance document is defined as "...any document developed by a state agency or staff that provides information or guidance of general applicability to the staff or public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations..." Agencies are required to maintain a complete, current list of all guidance documents and make the full text of such documents available to the public.

Copies of the following documents may be viewed during regular work days from 8:15 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the offices of the Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico Virginia 23233-1463 . Copies may also be downloaded by clicking on the links below or from the Regulatory Townhall at or requested by email at Questions regarding interpretation or implementation of these documents or requests for copies may be directed to Sandra Reen, Executive Director of the Board at the address above or by telephone at (804) 367-4538. Copies are free of charge.

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60-1 Board policy on confidential consent agreements, revised September 13, 2013 (MS Word)

60-2 Sanction reference point instruction manual, September 2012 (pdf file)

60-3 Periodic inspections of dental offices for administration of anesthesia and sedation (MS Word)

60-4 Questions and Answers on Sedation, adopted September 18, 2015 (MS Word)

60-5 Policy on Sanctioning for Failure to Meet Continuing Education Requirements, revised September 12, 2014 (MS Word)

60-6 Board policy on sanctioning for practicing with an expired license, revised September 13, 2013 (MS Word)

60-7 Delegation to Dental Assistants, adopted December 3, 2010, revised March 9, 2012 (MS Word)

60-8 Educational requirements for dental assistants II, adopted December 2, 2011 (MS Word)

60-9 Code of Conduct for Board members, adopted June 12, 2009 (MS Word)

60-10 Guidance on sanctioning for advertising violations, revised September 17, 2010 (MS Word)

60-11  Guidance on treatment of patients if fees are unpaid, September 12, 2008 (MS Word)

60-12 Board guidance on administration of topical oral fluorides by dental hygienists in the Virginia Department of Health, September 7, 2007 (MS Word)

60-14 Bylaws, revised March 7, 2013 (MS Word)

60-15 Standards for Professional Conduct in the Practice of Dentistry, revised March 13, 2015 (MS Word)

60-17 Policy on Recovery of Disciplinary Costs, effective November 21, 2012, revised September 18, 2015 (MSWord)

60-18 Dental Laboratory Work Order Form, December 7, 2012 (MSWord)

60-19 Dental Laboratory Subcontractor Work Order Form, December 7, 2012 (MSWord)

60-20 Guidance on Radiation Certification, adopted December 12, 2014 (MSWord)

60-22 Policy on Sanctioning for Failure to Comply with Insurance and Billing Practices, adopted March 7, 2013 (MS Word)