4715.363 Application for permit; Dental hygienist.

(A) A dental hygienist who desires to participate in the oral health access supervision program shall apply to the state dental board for a permit to practice under the oral health access supervision of a dentist. The application shall be under oath, on a form prescribed by the board in rules adopted under section 4715.372 of the Revised Code, and accompanied by an application fee of twenty dollars.

(B) The applicant shall provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has done all of the following:

(1) Completed at least two years and attained a minimum of three thousand hours of experience in the practice of dental hygiene;

(2) Completed at least twenty-four hours of continuing dental hygiene education during the two years prior to submission of the application;

(3) Completed a course pertaining to the practice of dental hygiene under the oral health access supervision of a dentist that meets standards established in rules adopted under section 4715.372 of the Revised Code;

(4) Completed, during the two years prior to submission of the application, a course pertaining to the identification and prevention of potential medical emergencies that is the same as the course described in division (C)(2) of section 4715.22 of the Revised Code.

(C) The state dental board shall issue a permit to practice under the oral health access supervision of a dentist to a dental hygienist who is in good standing with the board and meets all of the requirements of divisions (A) and (B) of this section.

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