Maine LD 91: An Act To Allow Dental Hygienists To Prescribe Fluoride Dentifrice and Antibacterial Rinse

LD 91 (subjects: LICENSING , DENTAL PERSONNEL )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=91&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Heather Sirocki of Scarborough: (R – District 28) — e-mail

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/20/2015 House Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/22/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland, REFERRED to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, in concurrence.
5/19/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative HERBIG of Belfast, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-139) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-139).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/20/2015 Senate Reports READ.
Senator VOLK of Cumberland moved to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report, in concurrence.
On motion by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending Motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report , in concurrence.
Unfinished Business
5/21/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/26/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/27/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/28/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/29/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/1/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/2/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/3/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland the Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-139) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED Committee Amendment “A” (H-139) , in concurrence.
6/8/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE. PASSED TO BE ENACTED , in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 91 as originally introduced. L.D. 91 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-139) .

An Act To Allow Dental Hygienists To Prescribe Fluoride Dentifrice and Antibacterial Rinse

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 32 MRSA 1094-Q, sub- 1, N and O, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 620, Pt. B, 1, are amended to read:

N. Place temporary restorations in compliance with the protocol adopted by the board; and
O. Apply topical antimicrobials, excluding antibiotics, including fluoride, for the purposes of bacterial reduction, caries control and desensitization in the oral cavity. The independent practice dental hygienist shall follow current manufacturer’s instructions in the use of these medicaments . ;

Sec. 2. 32 MRSA 1094-Q, sub- 1, P and Q are enacted to read:

P. Prescribe dentifrice with a fluoride level of 5,000 parts per million or less; and
Q. Prescribe chlorhexidine oral rinse.

Sec. 3. 32 MRSA 1094-HH, sub- 8 and 9, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 575, 7, are amended to read:

8. Radiographs. Administer radiographs; and
9. Other related services and functions. Perform other related services and functions authorized by the supervising dentist and for which the dental hygiene therapist is trained . ;

Sec. 4. 32 MRSA 1094-HH, sub- 10 and 11 are enacted to read:

10. Dentifrice. Prescribe dentifrice with a fluoride level of 5,000 parts per million or less; and
11. Chlorhexidine. Prescribe chlorhexidine oral rinse.

Sec. 5. 32 MRSA 1098-F is enacted to read:

1098-F. Prescription authority

A dental hygienist licensed under this subchapter may prescribe dentifrice with a fluoride level of 5,000 parts per million or less and chlorhexidine oral rinse.

SUMMARY

This bill amends the law to allow dental hygienists to prescribe dentifrice with a fluoride level of 5,000 parts per million or less and chlorhexidine oral rinse.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 91 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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