PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-904. Authorization for procedures performed under general supervision by dental hygienists. A dental hygienist is authorized to practice under general supervision when:
(1) In a dental office where the dental hygienist works, a dentist has diagnosed the condition to be treated and determined the procedure to be performed, or has authorized a dental hygienist to perform the prescribed treatment; or
(2) In an extended access oral health care setting, the supervising dentist has determined the dental hygiene procedures that may be performed and has issued written orders to a dental hygienist to provide the authorized treatment. The supervising dentist shall be responsible to treat the patient’s dental needs or refer the patient to another dentist for treatment.
[54-904, added 1987, ch. 30, sec. 4, p. 41; am. 1994, ch. 58, sec. 4, p. 101; am. 2004, ch. 214, sec. 2, p. 648; am. 2018, ch. 53, sec. 2, p. 138; am. 2022, ch. 46, sec. 1, p. 135.]