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Dental Hygienists - Scope of Practice - Authority to Practice Under General Supervision of Licensed Dentists (Oral Health Access for Underserved Marylanders Act)

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kipke


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Altering a specified provision of law to provide that a general license to practice dental hygiene authorizes the licensee to practice dental hygiene under the general supervision of a licensed dentist in a specified facility with a population that lacks direct access to dental care, rather than only in a long-term care facility; altering the requirements that a dental hygienist is required to meet before being authorized to practice dental hygiene under general supervision of a licensed dentist in a specified facility; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Kipke, Krebs, Angel, Barron, Hill, Kelly, Oaks, Pendergrass, Rose, Sample-Hughes, and West
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0538
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Health and Government Operations
Broad Subject(s):Health Occupations
Public Health
Narrow Subject(s):Dental Hygienists
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Job Training
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Long-Term Care -see also- Continuing Care; Nursing Homes
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Statutes:Article - Health Occupations

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