(A) A dental hygienist providing dental hygiene services under a permit issued under section 4715.363 of the Revised Code to practice under the oral health access supervision of a dentist shall do both of the following:
(1) Comply with written protocols established by the authorizing dentist who authorizes the dental hygienist's provision of services and standing orders established by the authorizing dentist, including protocols and standing orders regarding emergencies and, for the purpose of section 4715.365 of the Revised Code, protocols regarding what constitutes a medically significant change to a patient's medical or dental history;
(2) Immediately following the completion of the dental hygiene services and subject to division (B) of this section, direct the patient to a dentist for a clinical evaluation and schedule or cause to be scheduled an appointment for the patient with a dentist.
(B) For purposes of division (A)(2) of this section, the dental hygienist shall make every attempt to schedule the patient's appointment with the dentist not later than six months after the completion of the dental hygiene services. The dental hygienist shall provide the patient with a written notice of the appointment that includes, at a minimum, the dentist's name, address, and telephone number; the date and time of the appointment; and a statement of the dental hygiene services performed by the hygienist. The notice shall be given to the patient or the patient's representative and one copy shall be given to the dentist.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 463, §1, eff. 3/23/2015.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.34, HB 190, §1, eff. 8/31/2010.