senate Bill S1944

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes dental hygienists to provide such services in collaboration with a licensed dentist

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

S1944 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5096
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง6607-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7353, A111A
2009-2010: A10721, S7353

S1944 - Summary

Authorizes dental hygienists to provide such services without supervision in collaboration with a licensed dentist under a collaborative practice agreement.

S1944 - Sponsor Memo

S1944 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1944

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  registered  dental
  hygienists  working  without  supervision  but  within a collaborative
  practice agreement with a licensed dentist

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6607-a
to read as follows:
  S 6607-A. PRACTICE OF COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE DENTAL HYGIENE AND USE OF
TITLE "REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST, COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE" (RDH-CP). 1.
THE  PRACTICE OF THE PROFESSION OF DENTAL HYGIENE, AS DEFINED UNDER THIS
ARTICLE, MAY BE PERFORMED  IN  COLLABORATION  WITH  A  LICENSED  DENTIST
PROVIDED  SUCH SERVICES ARE PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH A WRITTEN PRAC-
TICE AGREEMENT AND WRITTEN PRACTICE PROTOCOLS TO BE KNOWN AS A  COLLABO-
RATIVE  PRACTICE  AGREEMENT.  UNDER  A COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AGREEMENT,
DENTAL HYGIENISTS MAY PERFORM ALL SERVICES WHICH ARE DESIGNATED IN REGU-
LATION WITHOUT PRIOR EVALUATION OF A DENTIST OR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL AND
MAY  BE  PERFORMED  WITHOUT  SUPERVISION  IN  A  COLLABORATIVE  PRACTICE
SETTING.
  2.  (A)  THE  COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AGREEMENT SHALL INCLUDE CONSIDER-
ATION FOR MEDICALLY COMPROMISED PATIENTS, SPECIFIC  MEDICAL  CONDITIONS,
AND  AGE-  AND PROCEDURE-SPECIFIC PRACTICE PROTOCOLS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO RECOMMENDED INTERVALS FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF  DENTAL  HYGIENE
SERVICES  AND  A PERIODICITY IN WHICH AN EXAMINATION BY A DENTIST SHOULD
OCCUR.
  (B) THE COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT SHALL BE:
  (I) SIGNED AND MAINTAINED BY THE DENTIST, THE  DENTAL  HYGIENIST,  AND
THE FACILITY, PROGRAM, OR ORGANIZATION;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06537-01-3

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