Businesses and Professions
Dentists and Dental Hygienists
§ 5-31.1-33 Employment of hygienists
Any licensed dentist, public institution, or school authority may employ any
licensed dental hygienist, whose activities are confined to performing those
services and procedures that the licensed dental hygienist has been educated to
perform, and which services and procedures are, from time to time, specifically
authorized by rules and regulations adopted by the board of examiners in
dentistry. Nothing in this section is construed to authorize a licensed dental
hygienist to perform the following: diagnosis and treatment planning, surgical
procedures on hard or soft tissue, prescribe medication, or administer general
anesthesia or injectables other than oral local anesthesia.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 358, § 2; P.L. 2005, ch. 219, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch.
232, § 1.)