Dental Assistants Need Own PLI December 1st

August 22, 2022

Before applying for a practice permit for December 1, 2022, and after, individuals must arrange their own Professional Liability Insurance (PLI).

PLI Requirements

  • name of the insured must be the same as the name of the person applying for registration/renewal
  • coverage is occurrence-based
  • insured for a minimum of at least two-million dollars ($2,000,000.00) per occurrence
  • annual aggregate limit is at least three million dollars ($3,000,000.00)

Current Dental Assistants

Dental assistants who apply to renewal their practice permit this fall must upload proof of having PLI coverage that takes effect December 1, 2022.

See details about PLI proof below.

New Applicants

In November, anyone applying for registration and a practice permit that takes effect December 1, 2022, must upload proof of having PLI coverage that takes effect December 1, 2022.

On or after December 1, 2022, anyone applying for registration and a practice permit must upload proof of having current PLI coverage.

See details about PLI proof below.

Proof of PLI

Proof of coverage must include:

  • PLI policy number
  • name of the insured (must be the same as the name of the person applying for registration/renewal)
  • address of the insured
  • policy period (start and end dates)
  • coverage details that meet our PLI requirements (listed above)

These are examples of proof of PLI coverage (if they include the items listed above):

Registration and renewal applicants can review our PLI Questions & Answers for more information about arranging their own PLI coverage.

Current date: February 5, 2023