Is a dentist required to have a DEA Permit to administer general anesthesia/nitrous oxide?
Yes. The contents used to administer general anesthesia are Schedule II or greater. However, to administer nitrous oxide, only a Restricted Permit II from the State Board of Dentistry and proper training is required.
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