Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Dental hygienists. Increases from 45 days to 90 days the period during which a written order for specific dental care is valid under prescriptive supervision. Allows a dentist to consult with a dental hygienist or a dental assistant if the dental hygienist or dental assistant requests the consultation after determining that treatment of the patient by the dental hygienist or dental assistant would result in harm to the patient, dental hygienist, or dental assistant. Increases from 14 hours to 19 hours the continuing education that a dental hygienist must receive during a license period. Urges the legislative council to assign Dental hygienists. Increases from 45 days to 90 days the period during which a written order for specific dental care is valid under prescriptive supervision. Allows a dentist to consult with a dental hygienist or a dental assistant if the dental hygienist or dental assistant requests the consultation after determining that treatment of the patient by the dental hygienist or dental assistant would result in harm to the patient, dental hygienist, or dental assistant. Increases from 14 hours to 19 hours the continuing education that a dental hygienist must receive during a license period. Urges the legislative council to assign to an interim study committee the topic of loan forgiveness for dentists and dental hygienists who treat Medicaid patients. Makes technical corrections. ... View more