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Section 4715.70 | Mobile dental facilities - definitions.


As used in this section and sections 4715.71 to 4715.73 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Dental hygiene services" means the prophylactic, preventive, and other procedures that dentists are authorized by this chapter and rules of the state dental board to assign to dental hygienists, except for procedures while a patient is anesthetized, definitive root planing, definitive subgingival curettage, the administration of local anesthesia, and the procedures specified in rules adopted by the board as described in division (C)(4) of section 4715.22 of the Revised Code.

(B)(1) "Minor" means an individual under eighteen years of age who is not emancipated.

(2) For purposes of this division, an individual under eighteen years of age is emancipated only if the individual has married, has entered the armed services of the United States, has become employed and self-sustaining, or otherwise has become independent from the care and control of the individual's parent, guardian, or custodian.

(C) "Mobile dental facility" means either of the following:

(1) A self-contained, intact facility in which dentistry or dental hygiene is practiced that may be transported from one location to another;

(2) A site used on a temporary basis to provide dental or dental hygiene services using portable equipment.

(D) "Mobile dental facility operator" means a dentist licensed under this chapter who operates a mobile dental facility.

(E) "Patient's representative" means a person who has authority to make health care decisions on behalf of an adult or emancipated minor, or the parent, legal guardian, or other person acting in loco parentis who is authorized by law to make health care decisions on behalf of a minor.

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