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(1) The board shall issue a limited access permit (LAP) to a Montana licensed dental hygienist who:

(a) possesses an active, unrestricted Montana dental hygiene license;

(b) certifies that the dental hygienist has actively practiced either:

(i) 2400 clinical hours over the last three years; or

(ii) a career total of 3000 hours, with a minimum of 350 hours in each of the last two years;

(c) provides the name of the applicant's current liability insurance carrier, policy number, and expiration date;

(d) acknowledges on the application that the applicant understands which public health facilities are eligible to provide services under a limited access permit pursuant to 37-4-405, MCA;

(e) provides certificates of attendance of completion of 12 additional continuing education credits for the three-year reporting period immediately preceding LAP application pursuant to ARM 24.138.2105; and

(f) submits a completed application and pays all appropriate fees.

(2) Application material remains valid for six months from receipt in the board office. If the application is not completed within six months a new application and fees must be submitted.

(3) A LAP dental hygienist shall maintain 48 hours of continuing education credits for each three-year cycle following initial issuance of a LAP. The 48 hours includes the 36 hours required for a dental hygiene license and an additional 12 hours required for the LAP. If the LAP dental hygienist qualifies for limited prescriptive authority pursuant to 37-4-405, MCA, and ARM 24.138.419, the dental hygienist shall maintain an additional three continuing education credits for each three-year cycle.

(4) LAPs must be renewed annually.

(5) Pursuant to 37-4-405, MCA, the board identifies the following additional public health facilities and programs at which services under a LAP may be provided:

(a) Dodson School;

(b) Great Falls Rescue Mission;

(c) Harlem Elementary School;

(d) Harlem Junior/Senior High School; and

(e) Paris Gibson Education Center. 


History: 37-4-205, 37-4-401, 37-4-405, MCA; IMP, 37-4-401, 37-4-405, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1955, Eff. 8/20/04; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 43, Eff. 1/12/07; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 1483, Eff. 7/18/08; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 406, Eff. 2/12/10; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 2629, Eff. 12/9/11; AMD, 2015 MAR p 1904, Eff. 10/30/15; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 2281, Eff. 12/9/17; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1279, Eff. 7/7/18; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2366, Eff. 12/28/19.

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