HB 1474 Dental hygienist; remote supervision.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Dental hygiene; remote supervision. Eliminates the requirement that a dental hygienist providing dental hygiene services under remote supervision be employed by the supervising dentist; clarifies continuing education requirements for dental hygienists practicing under remote supervision; eliminates the requirement for written permission to treat a patient from a dentist who has treated the patient in the previous 12 months; and allows a dental hygienist practicing under remote supervision to treat a patient who provides verbal confirmation that he does not have a dentist of record whom he is seeing regularly. The bill eliminates the requirement that a dental hygienist practicing under remote supervision consult with the supervising dentist prior to providing further dental hygiene services if the patient is medically compromised or has periodontal disease and allows a dental hygienist practicing under remote supervision to provide further dental hygiene services in accordance with a written practice protocol developed and provided by the supervising dentist, which shall consider, at minimum, the medical complexity of the patient and the presenting signs and symptoms of oral disease. The bill requires a supervising dentist who conducts the examination of the patient or refers the patient to another dentist for examination following the 90-day period during which a dental hygienist is permitted to provide dental hygiene services under remote supervision to develop a diagnosis and treatment plan for the patient. The bill directs the Board of Dentistry to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the act within 280 days of its enactment.

Full text:
12/13/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100868D  pdf | impact statement
02/17/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1474ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0410)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
12/13/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100868D
12/13/16  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
01/18/17  House: Read first time
01/19/17  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/20/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (92-Y 0-N)
01/20/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (92-Y 0-N)
01/23/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/17  Senate: Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/09/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  Senate: Read third time
02/13/17  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/13/17  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/17  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/15/17  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
02/17/17  House: Enrolled
02/17/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1474ER)
02/17/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/20/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/21/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 410 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0410)