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§ 1070.6. Approval of Infection Control Courses.

16 CA ADC § 1070.6BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 10. Dental Board of California
Chapter 3. Dental Auxiliaries
Article 2. Educational Programs
16 CCR § 1070.6
§ 1070.6. Approval of Infection Control Courses.
In addition to the requirements of Sections 1070 and 1070.1 of these regulations, the following criteria shall be met by a course in infection control, as required in Sections 1750, 1750.2, 1750.4, and 1752.1 of the Business and Professions Code, to secure and maintain approval by the Board:
(a) Adequate provisions for the supervision and operation of the course in infection control shall be made in compliance with Section 1070. Notwithstanding Section 1070, faculty shall not be required to be licensed by the Board, but faculty shall have experience in the instruction of California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) regulations (Cal. Code Regs., Title 8, Sections 330-344.85) and the Board's Minimum Standards for Infection Control (Cal. Code Regs., Title 16, Section 1005). In addition, all faculty responsible for clinical evaluation shall have completed a two-hour methodology course in clinical evaluation.
(b) A course in infection control shall be of sufficient duration for the student to develop minimum competency in all aspects of Cal/OSHA regulations (Cal. Code Regs., Title 8, Sections 330-344.85) and the Board's Minimum Standards for Infection Control (Cal. Code Regs., Title 16, Section 1005), but in no event less than eight hours, including at least four hours of didactic instruction, at least two hours of laboratory or preclinical instruction, and at least two hours of clinical instruction. Preclinical instruction shall utilize instruments, surfaces, and situations where contamination is simulated, without actual contamination, from bloodborne and other pathogens being present.
(c) The minimum requirements for equipment and armamentaria shall include personal protective equipment, sterilizer approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ultrasonic unit or instrument processing device, sharps container, selection of instruments, equipment, and armamentaria that are necessary to instruct or demonstrate proper hazardous waste disposal, consistent with Cal/OSHA regulations (Cal. Code Regs., Title 8, Sections 330-344.85), local, state, and federal mandates, and all other armamentaria required to instruct or properly demonstrate the subjects described in the course content.
(d) Areas of instruction shall include, at a minimum, the instruction specified in subdivisions (e) and (f).
(e) Didactic instruction shall include, at a minimum, the following as they relate to Cal/OSHA regulations (Cal. Code Regs., Title 8, Sections 330-344.85) and the Board's Minimum Standards for Infection Control (Cal. Code Regs., Title 16, Section 1005):
(1) Basic dental science and microbiology as they relate to infection control in dentistry.
(2) Legal and ethical aspects of infection control procedures.
(3) Terms and protocols specified in Cal. Code of Regs., Title 16, Section 1005 regarding the minimum standards for infection control.
(4) Principles of modes of disease transmission and prevention.
(5) Principles, techniques, and protocols of hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, surface barriers and disinfection, sterilization, sanitation, and hazardous chemicals associated with infection control.
(6) Principles and protocols of sterilizer monitoring and the proper loading, unloading, storage, and transportation of instruments to work area.
(7) Principles and protocols associated with sharps management.
(8) Principles and protocols of infection control for laboratory areas.
(9) Principles and protocols of waterline maintenance.
(10) Principles and protocols of regulated and nonregulated waste management.
(11) Principles and protocols related to injury and illness prevention, hazard communication, general office safety, exposure control, postexposure requirements, and monitoring systems for radiation safety and sterilization systems.
(f) Preclinical instruction shall include three experiences in the following areas, with one used for a practical examination:
(1) Apply hand cleansing products and perform hand cleansing techniques and protocols.
(2) Apply, remove, and dispose of patient treatment gloves, utility gloves, overgloves, protective eyewear, masks, and clinical attire.
(3) Apply the appropriate techniques and protocols for the preparation, sterilization, and storage of instruments including, at a minimum, application of personal protective equipment, precleaning, ultrasonic cleaning, rinsing, sterilization wrapping, internal or external process indicators, labeling, sterilization, drying, storage, and delivery to work area.
(4) Preclean and disinfect contaminated operatory surfaces and devices, and properly use, place, and remove surface barriers.
(5) Maintain sterilizer including, at a minimum, proper instrument loading and unloading, operation cycle, spore testing, and handling and disposal of sterilization chemicals.
(6) Apply work practice controls as they relate to the following classification of sharps: anesthetic needles or syringes, orthodontic wires, and broken glass.
(7) Apply infection control protocol for the following laboratory devices: impressions, bite registrations, and prosthetic appliances.
(8) Perform waterline maintenance, including use of water tests and purging of waterlines.
(g) Clinical instruction shall include two experiences in the following areas, with one used for a clinical examination:
(1) Apply hand cleansing products and perform hand cleansing techniques and protocols.
(2) Apply, remove, and dispose of patient treatment gloves, utility gloves, overgloves, protective eyewear, masks, and clinical attire.
(3) Apply the appropriate techniques and protocols for the preparation, sterilization, and storage of instruments including, at a minimum, application of personal protective equipment, precleaning, ultrasonic cleaning, rinsing, sterilization wrapping, internal or external process indicators, labeling, sterilization, drying, storage, and delivery to work area.
(4) Preclean and disinfect contaminated operatory surfaces and devices, and properly use, place, and remove surface barriers.
(5) Maintain sterilizer including, at a minimum, proper instrument loading and unloading, operation cycle, spore testing, and handling and disposal of sterilization chemicals.
(6) Apply work practice controls as they relate to the following classification of sharps: anesthetic needles or syringes, orthodontic wires, and broken glass.
(7) Apply infection control protocol for the following laboratory devices: impressions, bite registrations, and prosthetic appliances.
(8) Perform waterline maintenance, including use of water tests and purging of waterlines.
(h) Each student shall pass a written examination that reflects the curriculum content, which may be administered at intervals throughout the course as determined by the course director.
(i) To maintain approval, programs approved prior to the effective date of these regulations shall submit to the Board a completed “Notice of Compliance with New Requirements for Infection Control Courses (New 10/10)”, hereby incorporated by reference, within ninety (90) days of the effective date of these regulations.
Note: Authority cited: Section 1614, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 1750, 1750.2, 1750.4 and 1752.1, Business and Professions Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 10-12-2011; operative 11-11-2011 (Register 2011, No. 41).
This database is current through 6/10/22 Register 2022, No. 23
16 CCR § 1070.6, 16 CA ADC § 1070.6
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