8 CRR-NY 61.19NY-CRR
8 CRR-NY 61.19
8 CRR-NY 61.19
61.19 Dental requirement for cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.
(a) Beginning January 1, 2009, each dentist licensed and registered to practice in New York State shall become certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation by a provider approved by the department and thereafter shall maintain current certification, except as provided for in subdivision (e) of the section. Coursework leading to obtaining and maintaining such certification shall be included in the mandatory hours of continuing education to the extent provided in subdivision (c) of this section.
(b) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification providers approved by the department shall include the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the National Safety Council and the American Safety and Health Institute. The department may also approve other providers determined by the department to offer substantially similar content to courses offered to professionals by such organizations and to have a similar renewal period. Online courses are not acceptable; all courses taken to meet this requirement shall be taken in person. Provided, however, that the department, in its discretion, may accept alternative means to meet the in person course requirement of this subdivision if such requirement cannot be met due to the State of Emergency declared by the Governor pursuant to an Executive Order for the COVID-19 crisis. Such coursework shall include, but need not be limited to, content in the following:
(1) scene survey;
(2) patient assessment;
(3) one and two rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
(4) mouth-to-mouth resuscitation;
(5) mouth-to-mask resuscitation;
(6) conscious choking;
(7) unconscious choking;
(8) bag-valve-mask resuscitation;
(9) recovery position;
(10) automated external defibrillator use;
(11) infection control matters;
(12) recognizing a heart attack; and
(13) cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator scenarios.
(c) For each triennial registration period, a licensee may count up to a maximum of 12 hours of coursework in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including coursework in advanced cardiac life support and/or pediatric advanced life support.
(d) At the time of his or her registration renewal, each dentist shall attest to having met the cardiopulmonary resuscitation requirement or attest to meeting the requirements for exemption as defined in subdivision (e) of this section.
(e) A licensee may be granted an exemption to the cardiopulmonary resuscitation requirement if he or she is physically incapable of complying with the requirements of subdivision (a) of this section. Documentation of such incapacity shall include a written statement by a licensed physician describing the licensee's physical incapacity. The licensee shall also submit an application to the department for exemption which verifies that another individual will maintain certification and be present in the dental office while the dentist is treating patients.
(f) In accordance with section 61.15(f) of this Part, each licensee shall maintain for review by the department records of compliance with this section, including the licensee's cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification card.
8 CRR-NY 61.19
Current through November 30, 2020
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