3701.136 School-based fluoride mouth rinse program.

(A) The director of health may establish a school-based fluoride mouth rinse program. If the director establishes the program, divisions (B) to (E) of this section are applicable.

(B) The director shall conduct a program to educate employees of the department of health and dental hygienists licensed under Chapter 4715. of the Revised Code on how to train employees of, and volunteers for, public and nonpublic schools regarding the proper means of administering fluoride mouth rinse to students.

(C) Schools that participate in the school-based fluoride mouth rinse program shall require that their employees and volunteers who intend to administer fluoride mouth rinse to students receive training, by either of the following, on the proper means of administering fluoride mouth rinse to students:

(1) An employee of the department of health or a dental hygienist who has been trained through the program the director conducts pursuant to division (B) of this section;

(2) A school employee or volunteer who has been trained by an individual described in division (C)(1) of this section.

(D)

(1) The director shall prescribe a form that the parent, guardian, or other person having care or charge of a student enrolled in a public or nonpublic school that participates in the school-based fluoride mouth rinse program may use to consent to the administration of fluoride mouth rinse to the student for the duration of the student's enrollment in that school. School employees or volunteers shall not administer fluoride mouth rinse to a student unless the consent form from the student's parent, guardian, or other person has been received.

(2) The consent form shall include all of the following:

(a) A space designated for the student's name and address;

(b) A space designated for the name of the student's school;

(c) A space designated for the student's grade level and class;

(d) A space designated for the signature of the parent, guardian, or other person who authorizes the administration of fluoride mouth rinse to the student;

(e) Information on the name, dosage, and intervals at which the fluoride mouth rinse is scheduled to be administered during each school year;

(f) The dates the administration of fluoride mouth rinse is to begin and cease, which may, respectively, be the first and last days of a school year;

(g) Any other information or spaces the director considers necessary for the proper administration of the program.

(E) The director may adopt rules as necessary to implement and administer the school-based fluoride mouth rinse program. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3701.136

History. Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.34, HB 190, §1, eff. 8/31/2010.