AN ACT TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR THE PRACTICE OF TELEDENTISTRY, TO AUTHORIZE PROPERLY TRAINED DENTAL HYGIENISTS TO ADMINISTER LOCAL DENTAL ANESTHETICS UNDER DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED DENTIST, TO ALLOW CERTAIN DENTAL HYGIENISTS GREATER FLEXIBILITY TO PRACTICE WITHOUT SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED DENTIST, TO ALLOW LICENSURE BY CREDENTIAL FOR CERTAIN INSTRUCTORS, AND TO ENABLE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ECU SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE TO SERVE ON THE NC CARING DENTAL PROFESSIONALS BOARD.
Senate committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows.
Makes technical changes to a statutory cross-reference in proposed GS 90-30.2.
Adds a new section amending GS 90-233, which governs the practice of dental hygiene. Expands the conditions in which certain described dental hygienists meeting specified experience requirements can perform dental hygiene functions without a licensed dentist physically present, to include performing dental hygiene services in schools. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
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