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TAPD Anesthesia Jurisprudence Exam

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) adopted 22 Tex. Admin. Code § 110.2 – Sedation Anesthesia Permit and 22 Tex. Admin. Code § 110.9 – Anesthesia Permit Renewal at their meeting last week. These rules were adopted in response to the TSBDE’s 2017 Sunset legislation (SB 313). 

The rules require the completion of an anesthesia jurisprudence exam prior to applying for a Sedation/Anesthesia Permit. If you already hold a permit for nitrous oxide, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4 sedation/anesthesia, you must complete an anesthesia jurisprudence exam once every five years in conjunction with the jurisprudence exam required under § 104.1. The anesthesia jurisprudence exam will be part of the existing jurisprudence exam and will not be a separate exam. 

It is our understanding that the anesthesia jurisprudence exam is not yet finalized. We expect the rules to go into effect in mid-October, and will send out additional guidance once we receive it form TSBDE.