LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS

The following provides some basic reference information on laws, rules and regulations relating to the profession, licensure and practice of dental hygiene.It is not a comprehensive list but intended to provide initial background and sources.

Education Law

Dentistry and Dental Hygiene [and Certified Dental Assisting] – Article 133 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm

Introduction:

6600 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#intro

Dental Hygiene Restricted Local Infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Certificate:

6605-b - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhanes

Definition of Practice of Dental Hygiene:

6606 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhdef

Practice of Dental Hygiene and Use of Title “Dental Hygienist”:

6607 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhuse

Requirements for a License as a Dental Hygienist:

6609 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhrqts

Mandatory Continuing Education for Dental Hygienists:

6609-a - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhmce

Limited Permit to Practice Dental Hygiene:

6609-b - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#lpdh

Exempt Persons:

6610 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhexempt

Special Provisions:

6611 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#dhexempt

Nitrous Oxide Equipment:

6613 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/article133.htm#nox

Rules of the Board of Regents

Unprofessional Conduct

Part 29 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/title8/part29.htm

General Provisions:

29.1 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/title8/part29.htm#gp

General Provisions for Health Professionals:

29.2 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/title8/part29.htm#hp

Special Provisions for Dentistry and Dental Hygiene:

29.5 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/title8/part29.htm#dent

Commissioner's Regulations

Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, and Certified Dental Assisting

Education Requirements (a); Requirements for restricted local infiltration anesthesia/nitrous oxide analgesia certificate (b):

Part 52 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part52-dent.htm#dh

Part 61 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm

Professional Study of Dental Hygiene (Education Requirements):

61.6 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm#dhstudy

Licensing Examination:

61.7 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm#dhexam

Licensure by Endorsement:

61.8 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm#dhendorse

Practice of Dental Hygiene (Including Supervision Provisions):

61.9 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm#dhpract

Continuing Education for Dental Hygienists:

61.16 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm#dhce

Dental Hygiene Restricted Local Infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Certificate:

61-17 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/dent/part61.htm#dhanesth