Rulemaking Docket

This rulemaking docket contains all of the rules currently in process by the Dental Board, from the time the rules are noticed until their effective date.

You may comment on proposed rules until the end of the comment period as specified in the rule as noted.

Current Rulemaking Docket

Ch.

Description &
Legal Basis for Proposed Action

Notice of Intended Action PUBLIC Hearing Date of Board Vote FINAL OUTCOME Effective Date
11 & 12

Amending licensure by examination to include all regional testing agencies for licensure.  This will ensure uniformity in the testing process.  
Iowa Code Ch. 147.34

7/21/2016 9/21/2016 10/13/2016 Adopted with changes 1/25/2017
27 These rules need to be updated to reflect new practice structures.
Iowa Code Ch. 153.33(8), 153.34 & 147.76
10/13/2016 2/21/2017   Rulemaking was withdrawn pending further discussions N/A
22 To allow outside testing locations and to allow for other Board-approved exams in dental radiography.
Iowa Code Ch.147.34 & 153.39
10/13/2016 2/21/2017 1/20/2017 Adopted 7/26/2017
11 & 12

Per legislative mandate the Board is required to offer an alternate examination for licensure of dentists.  
Iowa Code Ch. 147.34

7/13/2017 9/12/2017 10/13/2017 Adopted 1/10/2018
25 These rules have not been reviewed for several years.  Iowa Code Ch. 153.33(8), 153.39 & 272C.2 4/27/2017 7/27/2017 10/13/2017 Adopted with changes 1/10/2018
14 Update language for reactivation and reinstatement of licenses/registrations.
Iowa Code Ch.147.10, 147.11 & 15.15A
4/27/2017 7/27/2017 10/13/2017 Adopted 1/10/2018
20 These rules need to be made simpler; particularly reinstatement for dental assistants. 
Iowa Code Ch. 153.39 & 147.11
4/27/2017 7/27/2017 10/13/2017 Adopted 1/10/2018
15 Due to database updates some of our mailing lists and subscription services are now automated.  The section on subscription services needs to be revised to reflect this.  
Iowa Code Ch. 147.80
4/27/2017 7/27/2017 10/13/2017 Adopted with changes 1/10/2018
29 Update sedation requirements to match ADA recommendations, and add definition of "hospitalization."  Iowa Code Ch. 147.76 & 153.33. 7/13/2017 9/12/2017 10/13/2017 Adopted 1/10/2018
10 Implement changes made with 2017 Iowa Acts, Senate File 479.  Allows dental hygienists to provide educational services without a dentist. Iowa Code Ch. 147.76, 153.15, & 153.33. 7/13/2017 9/12/2017 10/13/2017 Adopted 1/10/2018
11 & 20 Update references to the review of applications.
Iowa Code 147.2, 153.15A, 153.21, 153.33B, and 153.39
10/13/2017 1/9/2018 1/26/2018*    
1 Update definition to coincide with language used later in IAC 650--Ch. 15.
Iowa Code 147.1(2), 147.13, 147.30, 147.76, 147.80, 153.13 and 153.15, and chapter 272C
1/26/2018*        
10 The address type a licensee must submit to the board needs to be specified.
Iowa Code Ch. 147.8 & 147.9
1/26/2018*        
10 Chapter 10 currently prohibits a hygienist from owning a dental practice.  This is the only prohibition on ownership and needs to revisited. Would also allow a hygienist to practice as a dental assistant in a public health setting.
Iowa Code 147.9, 147.55, 153.13, 153.15, 153.16, 153.17, 153.33, 153.33A, and 272C.10
1/26/2018*        
11 Update requirements for application by foreign-trained dentists based on previously-approved rule waivers.
Iowa Code 147.2, 147.33, 153.13, 153.21, and 153.33A.
1/26/2018*        
26 & 28

The Board needs to discuss new legal concerns with ADA approved specialties, and determine whether changes need to be made to this chapter.  
Iowa Code Ch. 153.13

1/26/2018*       Vote on NOIA tabled until 1/26/2018*
10 & 20 Expanded function rules in these 2 chapters need to be revisited to provide clarity on some functions.  Language may need to be added regarding minimum requirements for training and resubmission of courses. 
Iowa Code 153.15 & 153.38
         
29 Sedation rules relating the provision of sedation by an anesthesiologist or CRNA.          

*Dates subject to change.


You may comment on proposed rule making:

  • In writing to Iowa Dental Board, 400 SW 8th Street, Suite D, Des Moines, IA 50309.
  • At the public hearing, if applicable.
  • Via e-mail to IDB@iowa.gov
  • Via fax at (515) 281-7969.

You may inspect the rulemaking record containing all written submissions on the rule, a copy of any regulatory analysis, fiscal impact statement, or concise statement prepared for the rule, if applicable, and any objections to the rule by contacting the Board office at the address above.

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