The bill allows a dental hygienist to apply silver diamine fluoride under the direct or indirect supervision of a dentist if the dental hygienist:
- Holds a license in good standing to practice dental hygiene;
- Completes a course on the use and limitations of silver diamine fluoride;
- Is covered by professional liability insurance; and
- Has a collaborative agreement with a dentist that describes the silver diamine fluoride protocols, any restrictions or limitations, and follow-up and referral mechanisms.
To the extent that state medicaid or children's basic health plan reimbursement is available for the application of silver diamine fluoride, the reimbursement will extend to services provided via telehealth in connection with the application.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)