36-6A-40.1. Hygienist requirements for preventative and therapeutic services under collaborative supervision. A dental hygienist may provide preventive and therapeutic services under collaborative supervision of a dentist if the dental hygienist has met the following requirements:
(1) Possesses a license to practice in the state and has been actively engaged in the practice of clinical dental hygiene in two of the previous three years;
(2) Has a written collaborative agreement with a dentist; and
(3) Has satisfactorily demonstrated knowledge of medical and dental emergencies and their management; infection control; pharmacology; disease transmission; management of early childhood caries; and management of special needs populations.Source:
SL 2011, ch 178, § 1; SL 2015, ch 199, § 44.
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