Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022
4.1. Before an operator operates a mobile
dental facility or portable dental unit, the West Virginia Board of Dentistry
shall issue a permit to an operator to operate a mobile dental facility or
portable dental unit.
application for a mobile dental facility or portable dental unit shall be
submitted to the Board along with the appropriate fee as set forth by the
Board's fee schedule, 5CSR3.
Before issuing a permit to operate a mobile dental facility or portable dental
unit, the Board shall determine that an operator meets all qualifications under
application for a mobile dental facility or portable dental unit permit shall
(a) The full name, an address of
record that is not a PO Box, and telephone number of each dentist, dental
hygienist, or operator who will operate a mobile dental facility or use a
portable dental unit.
(b) Proof of
insurance from a licensed insurance carrier that the operator has in force at
least one million dollars/three million dollars of general liability insurance,
malpractice insurance or bond or the Federal/State non-profit equivalency. An
operator shall maintain the insurance coverage at all times during which the
operator holds a permit issued by the Board to operate a mobile dental facility
or portable dental unit.
physical address, mailing address, and official telephone number of record of
(d) A copy of a
written agreement for the emergency follow-up care for patients treated in the
mobile dental facility or portable dental unit and such agreement must include
identification of and arrangements for treatment in a dental office which is
permanently established within a reasonable geographic area.
(e) A statement that the mobile dental
facility or portable dental unit has access to communication facilities which
will enable dental personnel to contact assistance as needed in the event of an
(f) A statement that all
applicable federal, state, local laws, regulations and ordinances dealing with
radiographic equipment, storage and use of flammable materials, acceptable
sanitation and zoning standards along with the facility construction standards,
including required or suitable access for disabled individuals have been
(g) A statement that
the applicant possesses all applicable county and city licenses or permits to
operate the mobile dental facility or portable dental unit.
(h) A copy of a written policy concerning
infection control procedures and how instruments are to be sterilized and
transported, which must comply with the Centers for Disease Control's
recommendations for infection control practices for dentistry.