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ELECTIVE FACIAL COSMETIC SURGERY (EFCS) CREDENTIALING COMMITTEE

Purpose: Credentialing Committee members review the qualifications of an applicant for a EFCS permit in closed session at Committee meetings. The information discussed in closed session is confidential. Upon completion of the application review, the Committee shall make a recommendation to the Dental Board on whether to issue or not issue a permit to the applicant. The permit may be unqualified, entitling the permit holder to perform any facial cosmetic surgical procedure authorized by the statute, or it may contain limitations if the Credentialing Committee is not satisfied that the applicant has the training or competence to perform certain classes of procedures, or if the applicant has not requested to be permitted for all procedures authorized in the statute.

Committee Composition: The EFCS Credentialing Committee is composed of five (5) members:

  • Two (2) oral and maxillofacial surgeons who are licensed by the Dental Board of California, are Board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and who possess a EFCS permit.
  • One (1) oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is licensed by the Dental Board of California and the Medical Board of California, and is Board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
  • One (1) physician and surgeon licensed by the Medical Board of California with a specialty in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  • One (1) physician and surgeon licensed by the Medical Board of California with a specialty in otolaryngology.

All members must maintain an active status on the staff of a licensed general acute care hospital in California.

Terms: Although Committee terms have not yet been established, a proposed four (4) year limit is being considered. Members will be developing regulatory language to address terms of service.

Meetings: The Committee shall meet at a time and place directed by the Board to evaluate applicants for permits. A quorum of three members shall be required for the Committee to consider applicants and make recommendations to the Board.

Travel/Expenses: Meetings are held on a rotating basis between Sacramento and Tustin offices, with opportunity for some meetings to be held via teleconference. Expenses are reimbursed in accordance with the Pocket Travel Guide published by the Office of Administrative Services, Accounts Payable Unit of the Department of Consumer Affairs. Committee members receive $100/meeting per diem.