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SB-1245 Dentistry: general anesthesia.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1245


Introduced by Senator Bates

February 20, 2020


An act to amend Section 1646 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to healing arts.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1245, as introduced, Bates. Dentistry: general anesthesia.
The Dental Practice Act provides for the licensure and regulation of dentists by the Dental Board of California within the Department of Consumer Affairs. The act, among other things, prescribes requirements for dentists who administer or order the administration of general anesthesia and defines general anesthesia in this regard.
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to the provision that defines general anesthesia.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1646 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

1646.
 “General anesthesia,” as used in this article, means is defined as a controlled state of depressed consciousness or unconsciousness, accompanied by partial or complete loss of protective reflexes, produced by a pharmacologic or nonpharmacologic method, or a combination thereof.