IN HB1067 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on March 30 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-03-30 - Public Law 35
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Dental hygienists. Amends the definition of "prescriptive supervision" concerning circumstances under which a licensed dentist is not required to be present in a facility when patient care is provided by a dental hygienist. Restates restrictions on use of a laser by a dental hygienist. Provides that a dental hygienist may administer topical local dental anesthetics, other than nitrous oxide or similar analgesics, without supervision. Prescribes requirements for administration of nitrous oxide by a dental hygienist or a dental assistant. Provides, for purposes of regulation of dental hygienists, that a person, other than a dentist, a physician, or a dental assistant who administers nitrous oxide is considered to be practicing dental hygiene. Removes a limitation on the number of credit hours earned for certification in basic life support that may be applied to a dental hygienist's continuing education requirement. Provides that there is no limit on the number of credit hours a dental hygienist may earn for completion of an approved course offered by another dental hygienist.

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Dental hygienists.


Roll Calls

2020-03-04 - House - House - House concurred in Senate amendments (Y: 85 N: 0 NV: 7 Abs: 8) [PASS]
2020-02-20 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 49 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-02-12 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 11 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-14 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 95 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-01-08 - House - House - Committee Vote (Y: 13 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-03-30HousePublic Law 35
2020-03-14HouseSigned by the Governor
2020-03-11SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2020-03-09SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2020-03-05HouseSigned by the Speaker
2020-03-04HouseHouse concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 312: yeas 85, nays 0
2020-03-04HouseMotion to concur filed
2020-02-21SenateReturned to the House with amendments
2020-02-20SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 216: yeas 49, nays 0
2020-02-18SenateSenator Randolph added as cosponsor
2020-02-18SenateAmendment #2 (Leising) prevailed; voice vote
2020-02-18SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2020-02-13SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2020-02-11SenateSenator Grooms added as second sponsor
2020-02-05SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
2020-01-15HouseReferred to the Senate
2020-01-14HouseRepresentatives Fleming and Shackleford added as coauthors
2020-01-14HouseSenate sponsor: Senator Leising
2020-01-14HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 24: yeas 95, nays 0
2020-01-13HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2020-01-09HouseRepresentative Clere added as coauthor
2020-01-09HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2020-01-06HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Public Health
2020-01-06HouseAuthored by Representative Zent

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