Dental hygiene practice.

Authors: Representative David Frizzell

Co-authors: Representative Robin Shackleford, Representative Gregory Porter, Representative Sheila Klinker

Sponsors: Senator Jean Leising, Senator Jean Breaux

Digest

Amends the definition of "prescriptive supervision" for purposes of the practice of dental hygiene. Provides that a dental hygienist may not use a laser that cuts, ablates, or cauterizes hard or soft tissue to provide treatment to a patient. Requires that if a dental hygienist practices under the prescriptive supervision of a licensed dentist, the dentist's written order must be recorded, signed, and dated in the patient's records.