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 and authorizing dentist 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 paragraphs (C) and (E) of rule 4715-9-01 of the Administrative Code when participating in the OHASP.

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

(B) The dental hygiene services must be provided in accordance with the dentists written protocol after the authorizing dentist's review and evaluation of the patient's medical and dental 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) Prior to receiving dental hygiene services, the patient and the operator of the facility where the dental hygiene services are to be provided are notified that no dentist will be present at the location and that the dental hygienist is prohibited from doing either of the following:

(1) Diagnosing the patient's oral health care status;

(2) Providing dental hygiene services to the same patient on a subsequent occasion until the patient has received a clinical evaluation performed by a dentist, except if the patient requires multiple visits to complete one or more procedures that could not be completed during the visit in which the dental hygiene services were commenced. If the patient requires multiple visits to complete the one or more procedures that could not be completed during the visit in which dental hygiene services were commenced, the one or more procedures shall be completed not later than eight weeks after the visit in which the dental hygiene services were commenced.

Effective: 9/12/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/24/2016 and 08/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4715.372
Rule Amplifies: 4715.363, 4715.365, 4715.366
Prior Effective Dates: 03/25/2011