As used in this chapter:
(A) "Dental practice sites" means nonprofit dental clinics or privately owned dental practices that provide services for medicaid recipients and offer sliding fee schedules based on the patient's family income, significantly reduced fees or free care to clients who otherwise cannot afford private dental care.
(B) "Dental health resource shortage area" means an area in Ohio that experiences special dental health problems and dentist practice patterns that limit access to dental care as set forth by the director in accordance with rule 3701-56-04 of the Administrative Code.
(C) "Dental services" means the provision of diagnostic, preventive, restorative, emergency and palliative services provided by licensed general or pediatric dentists. The provision of dental services includes a reasonable amount of time for performing administrative tasks related to the service as defined under paragraph (A) of rule 3701-56-03 of the Administrative Code.
(D) "Dentist" means a person who is licensed under Chapter 4715. of the Revised Code to practice dentistry.
(E) "Dentistry" means the practice of general or pediatric dentistry by a dentist as defined in paragraph (D) of this rule.
(F) "Department" means the Ohio department of health.
(G) "Director" means the director of the Ohio department of health or the director's designee.
(H) "Educational expenses" means all or part of the principal and interest of a government or commercial educational loan which has been taken by an individual and which meets the following criteria:
(1) The expenses were incurred while the individual was enrolled in, for up to a maximum of four years:
(a) A college of dentistry in the United States accredited by the commission on dental accreditation, recognized by the United States department of education to accredit dental education programs; or
(2) The expenses were incurred for:
(b) Other educational expenses, such as fees, books, and laboratory expenses, for specific purposes and in amounts determined to be reasonable by the director;
(c) Room and board, in an amount determined to be reasonable by the director; and
(d) Loans incurred for educational or education-related expenses that have not already been paid by the individual or a member of his family.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 04/17/2015 and 07/01/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3702.86
Rule Amplifies: 3702.85, 3702.86, 3702.87, 3702.88, 3702.89, 3702.90, 3702.91, 3702.92
Prior Effective Dates: 7/8/2004, 11/26/09