In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly approved legislation that allows, under certain circumstances, dental hygienists to practice under “prescriptive supervision.” In contrast to direct supervision, prescriptive supervision means that the dentist may not be required to be present while hygiene services are being provided. Additional legislation went into effect on July 1, 2015, which further clarified the rule.
House Bill 1061, which outlines prescriptive supervision, allows a dental hygienist to practice under prescriptive supervision in:
The full text of HB 1061 is available online.
House Bill 1282 went on to clarify the original bill, stating:
The full text of HB 1282 is available online.
For information on practical scenarios of how you can take advantage of prescriptive supervision, see Prescriptive Supervision Scenarios – Using Prescriptive Supervision in Your Practice >>>