4715-9-06 Dental hygienist participating in the oral health access supervision program (OHASP).

(A) A dental hygienist may participate in an oral health access supervision program and provide dental hygiene services if all of the following requirements have been met:

(1) The dental hygienist, authorizing dentist, and facility, comply with all requirements outlined in sections 4715.36 to 4715.375 of the Revised Code.

(2) A dental hygienist may provide dental hygiene services as defined in division (F) of section 4715.36 of the Revised Code when participating in the oral health access supervision program (OHASP).

(3) A dental hygienist may perform those duties outlined in paragraph (E) of rule 4715-9-01oftheAdministrativeCode when participating in the OHASP.

(4) A dental hygienist may not perform those duties outlined in paragraph (E) of rule 4715-9-05oftheAdministrativeCode when participating in the OHASP.

(B) The dental hygiene services must be provided within thirty days of the authorizing dentist's review and evaluation of the patient's medical records, unless there are medically significant changes in the patients medical history since the review. If a medically significant change has occurred, no dental hygiene services shall be provided under this section until the authorizing dentist completes another review and evaluation of the patient's medical and dental history. The authorizing dentist may complete the subsequent review and evaluation of the patient's medical and dental history by telephone, facsimile, electronic mail, video, or any other means of communication.

(C) Notification to the patient and operator of the facility where dental hygiene services are to be provided that no dentist will be present, as required in division (A)(5) of section 4715.365 of the Revised Code, shall be made prior to providing dental hygiene services.

Effective: 03/25/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/24/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4715.03 , 4715.36 , 4715.372
Rule Amplifies: 4715.363 , 4715.365 , 4715.366