Tex. Occ. Code Section 258.153


The board shall adopt rules to administer this subchapter, including rules to establish the minimum standards for the administration of anesthesia by a dentist.


The rules must be designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public and must include requirements relating to:


for each type of permit held, the methods that may be used to administer an anesthetic and the anesthetic agents that may be used;


dental patient evaluation, diagnosis, counseling, and preparation;


dental patient monitoring to be performed and equipment to be used during a procedure and during postprocedure monitoring;


emergency procedures, drugs, and equipment, including education, training, and certification of personnel, as appropriate, and including protocols for transfers to a hospital;


the documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with this subchapter;


the period in which protocols or procedures covered by rules of the board shall be reviewed, updated, or amended; and


the minimum components required to be included in a preoperative checklist to be used before administering anesthesia to a patient and retained in the patient’s dental record.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 349, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 295 (S.B. 313), Sec. 23, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 258.153 — Rules, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­258.­htm#258.­153 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 258.153’s source at texas​.gov