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2011 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to dental health; appropriating money; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Permits Oregon Health Authority to approve one or more pilot projects relating to dental health.
Allows person not licensed to practice dentistry or dental hygiene to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in approved pilot project. Changes title of limited access permit dental hygienist to expanded practice dental hygienist. Modifies requirements for permit and scope of practice of permit holder. Makes changes operative on January 1, 2012. Requires insurance policy covering dental health that provides coverage for services performed by dentist to cover services when performed by expanded practice dental hygienist under certain circumstances. Directs Oregon Board of Dentistry to compile data relating to expanded practice dental hygienists. Permits Oregon Health Authority to approve pilot projects for training and certifying community dental health coordinators. Sunsets pilot project January 2, 2018. Establishes Dental Pilot Projects Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to authority for purposes of pilot projects. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Chapter Number: Chapter 716
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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