AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING DENTAL HYGIENISTS PRACTICING IN PUBLIC HEALTH SETTINGS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
SECTION 1. The first sentence of the third paragraph of section 51 of chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following words:- and may conduct minor emergency denture adjustments to eliminate pain and discomfort in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities under general supervision.SECTION 2. Said third paragraph of said section 51 of said chapter 112 is hereby further amended by striking out the second sentence, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Public health settings shall include, but not be limited to, residences of the homebound, schools, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, clinics, hospitals, medical facilities, community health centers licensed or certified by the department of public health, mobile and portable dental health programs licensed or certified by the department of public health and operated by a local or state agency, Head Start programs and any other facilities or programs deemed appropriate by the department of public health
Approved, January 14, 2011.