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PDFWAC 246-817-615

Administrative, education, and training.

(1) A licensed dentist shall develop and maintain written infection prevention policies and procedures appropriate for the dental services provided by the facility.
(2) A licensed dentist shall review with all practitioners the current office infection prevention policies and procedures annually. A licensed dentist shall maintain documentation of the annual review with all practitioners for five years.
(3) A practitioner shall complete one hour of current infection prevention standards education annually provided by a qualified individual or organization.
(4) Infection prevention standards education must include:
(a) Standard precautions and prevention of disease transmission;
(b) Prevention of cross-contamination;
(c) Practitioner safety and personal protection equipment;
(d) Hand hygiene;
(e) Respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette;
(f) Sharps safety and safe injection practices;
(g) Sterilization and disinfection of patient care items and devices;
(h) Environmental infection prevention and control;
(i) Dental unit water quality; and
(j) The requirements in WAC 246-817-601 through 246-817-660.
(5) A practitioner shall maintain their personal documentation of infection control prevention standards education for a period of five years.
(6) For the purposes of this section, a qualified individual or organization means a person or entity that has verifiable training, expertise, or experience in all aspects of infection control.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.002 and 18.32.0365. WSR 21-01-214, ยง 246-817-615, filed 12/23/20, effective 1/23/21.]
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