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PDFWAC 246-817-720

Basic life support requirements.

(1) Dental staff providing direct patient care in an in-office or out-patient setting must hold a current and valid health care provider BLS certification. Initial and renewal certification must include both didactic and hands-on components.
(2) Health care provider BLS certification must be obtained from an individual, organization, or training center who holds a current and valid BLS instructor certification and teaches the current International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation or ILCOR standard including, but not limited to, American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
(3) Health care provider BLS instruction must include online or in-person didactic instruction with a written assessment, in-person skills assessment on high quality chest compressions, rescue breathing using the bag valve mask, correct use of AED or defibrillator for adults, children, and infants, feedback to students, and a valid health care provider BLS certification card upon completion.
(4) Dental staff providing direct patient care include: Licensed dentists, licensed dental hygienists, licensed expanded function dental auxiliaries, certified dental anesthesia assistants, and registered dental assistants.
(5) Newly hired office staff providing direct patient care are required to obtain the required certification within 45 days from the date hired.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.0365 and 18.32.640. WSR 24-01-033, § 246-817-720, filed 12/11/23, effective 1/11/24. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.350 RCW, RCW 18.32.0365, 18.32.640, 18.130.050(14), and 18.260.120. WSR 13-15-144, § 246-817-720, filed 7/23/13, effective 8/23/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.640 and 18.32.0365. WSR 09-04-042, § 246-817-720, filed 1/30/09, effective 3/2/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035. WSR 95-21-041, § 246-817-720, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]
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