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Rule Title: LIMITED ACCESS PERMIT TREATMENT GUIDELINES-PRACTICING UNDER PUBLIC HEALTH SUPERVISION
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Department: LABOR AND INDUSTRY, DEPARTMENT OF
Chapter: BOARD OF DENTISTRY
Subchapter: General Provisions
 
Latest version of the adopted rule presented in Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM):

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24.138.425    LIMITED ACCESS PERMIT TREATMENT GUIDELINES-PRACTICING UNDER PUBLIC HEALTH SUPERVISION

(1) Pursuant to 37-4-405 , MCA, the LAP dental hygienist practicing under public health supervision shall adhere to the following medical health guidelines:

(a) The LAP dental hygienist shall gather and review the patient's current medical history, including but not limited to:

(i) diagnosed chronic diseases;

(ii) surgical procedures;

(iii) medications;

(iv) drug allergies and/or adverse reactions;

(v) blood pressure and pulse rate; and

(vi) previous difficulty associated with dental procedures.

(b) The LAP dental hygienist may provide dental hygiene preventative services to a patient without prior physician or dentist authorization unless the patient has:

(i) a medical condition requiring premedication;

(ii) uncontrolled hypertension; or

(iii) uncontrolled diabetes.

(c) If a patient has one or more severe systemic diseases, the LAP dental hygienist shall consult with a physician or dentist regarding the appropriateness of treatment and the conditions under which to provide dental hygiene preventative services.

(2) Pursuant to 37-4-405 , MCA, the LAP dental hygienist practicing under public health supervision shall adhere to the following dental health guidelines:

(a) The LAP dental hygienist shall provide to the public health facility a disclaimer indicating that the dental hygiene preventative services provided do not preclude the need for a comprehensive examination by a licensed dentist.

(b) The LAP dental hygienist shall recommend patient referral to a licensed Montana dentist once each calendar year, or as the patient's dental health status indicates. The patient's records shall be made available for continued comprehensive dental care.

(c) The LAP dental hygienist shall document the patient dental history and conduct a screening appraisal prior to providing dental hygiene preventative services.

(d) If a LAP dental hygienist exposes radiographs, a licensed Montana dentist shall evaluate the radiographs within 30 days of exposure.

(e) The LAP dental hygienist shall maintain a dental record including, but not limited to:

(i) adverse medical history;

(ii) dental history and charting;

(iii) results of dental screening;

(iv) summary of discussions and consultations with a physician(s) and/or dentist(s);

(v) dental hygiene preventative services provided; and

(vi) any radiographs exposed.

(f) Patient dental records shall be the responsibility of the public health facility where the dental hygiene preventative services are provided.

History: 37-1-131, 37-4-205, 37-4-405, MCA; IMP, 37-4-405, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1955, Eff. 8/20/04.


 

 
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