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10.44.21.00.htm 10.44.21.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 44 BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS Chapter 21 Practice of Dental Hygiene Under General Supervision in a Facility or Long-Term Care Facility Authority: Health Occupations Article, §4-308, Annotated Code of Maryland; Ch. 221, Acts of 2003; Ch. 164 and 165, Acts of 2007; Ch. 733, Acts of 2010
10.44.21.01.htm 10.44.21.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter governs the practice of dental hygiene in a facility and in a long-term care facility. The practice of dental hygiene in long-term care facilities is specifically governed in Regulation .10 of this chapter. The practice of dental hygiene in a private dental office is governed by COMAR 10.44.27.
10.44.21.02.htm 10.44.21.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Assisted living program” has the meaning stated in Health Occupations Article, §19-1801, Annotated Code of Maryland.2) "Contractual employee" means a dental hygienist who has an annual contract to practice dental hygiene an average of at least 8 hours per week in a facility identified in Regulation .09A of this chapter.3) "Facility" as used in Regulation .09 of this ch
10.44.21.03.htm 10.44.21.03. 03 Supervision Requirements in a Facility.. Unless a facility is operating pursuant to this chapter, a general license to practice dental hygiene in a facility authorizes the licensee to practice dental hygiene only under the on-site supervision of a licensed dentist.
10.44.21.04.htm 10.44.21.04. 04 Qualification for Practice Under General Supervision by Report to the Board.. A. With the exception of those facilities identified in Regulations .09A and .10 of this chapter, a facility is qualified to permit a dental hygienist to practice under general supervision if the facility has filed a report with the Board and the facility is owned or operated by:1) The federal government;. 2) The State government;. 3) A county or local government; or.
10.44.21.05.htm 10.44.21.05. 05 Waiver of On-Site Supervision by Application to the Board.. A. With the exception of those facilities identified in Regulations .09A and .10 of this chapter, the Board may grant on a case-by-case basis a waiver of on-site supervision qualifying a facility to permit the practice of dental hygiene under general supervision, after the facility has made application to the Board, if the facility is a health facility that is licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and:
10.44.21.06.htm 10.44.21.06. 06 Term and Renewal of Qualification of a Facility To Operate Under General Supervision.. A. A report or waiver issued by the Board under this chapter is effective for a 5-year term.. B. At least 90 days before the expiration of the 5-year term, the Board shall notify the facility of the expiration of the report or waiver and send to the facility an application for renewal of the waiver.C. A facility seeking to renew a report to qualify for practice under gener
10.44.21.07.htm 10.44.21.07. 07 Requirements for Dentists and Dental Hygienists to Operate Under General Supervision in a Facility.A. Each supervising dentist responsible for carrying out the requirements necessary for the facility to operate under general supervision shall:1) Hold an active license to practice dentistry in this State;. 2) Hold a current certificate of Health Care Provider Level C Proficiency, or its equivalent, in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; and3) Have at least 2 years
10.44.21.08.htm 10.44.21.08. 08 Guidelines for Operating Under General Supervision in a Facility.. A. A facility shall provide adequate facilities and equipment for the delivery of dental hygiene services;B. Each time a patient receives dental hygiene services under general supervision, the dental hygienist shall determine, before initiation of treatment, that there has been no change in the patient's medical history;C. If there is a change in the medical history of the patient, the dental h
10.44.21.09.htm 10.44.21.09. 09 Exceptions.. A. This regulation applies to the following facilities:. 1) A dental facility owned and operated by:. a) The federal government;. b) The State government; or. c) A county or local government;. 2) A pubic health department of:. a) The State; or. b) A county or local government;. 3) A public school of:. 4) A facility in which a program licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is operating;
10.44.21.10.htm 10.44.21.10. 10 Long-Term Care Facilities.. A. A dental hygienist may practice dental hygiene under the general supervision of a dentist in a long-term care facility in accordance with this regulation.B. Initial Appointment. A dental hygienist practicing under the general supervision of a licensed dentist in a long-term care facility and performing an authorized dental hygiene service for a patient’s initial appointment shall:1) Have a written agreement between the supervisin
10.44.21.11.htm 10.44.21.11. 11 Penalties.. A. A violation of this chapter by a dentist or dental hygienist shall constitute unprofessional conduct.B. A violation of this chapter may result in revocation of the facility's right to operate under a waiver of on-site supervision.
10.44.21.9999.htm 10.44.21.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―09 adopted as an emergency provision effective April 11, 1994 (21:9 Md. R. 747) emergency status expired October 7, 1994Chapter, Waiver of Supervision Requirements for Dental Hygienists, repealed and new chapter, Practice of Dental Hygiene Under General Supervision, adopted effective October 4, 1999 (26:20 Md. R. 1546) ―Chapter revised effective December 11, 2003 (30:24 Md. R. 1743).
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