Montana Dental Hygienists’ Association Legislative Information
MDHA was successful in passing legislation in 2017. SB120 passed both House and Senate and was signed by Governor Bullock on May 5th. The new law, effective immediately, allows for the general supervision of local anesthesia (changing from direct supervision), and allows for limited prescriptive authority for RDHs for topical fluorides, topical anesthetic agents and non-systemic oral antimicrobials.
Other legislation that passed includes the inclusion of teledentistry for insurance reimbursement purposes.
Contact your Legislator:
Senate fax: 406.444.3472
House fax: 406.444.1865
Web site (Excellent bill detail resource): Finding and tracking Bills
To brush up on the legislative process, read “How a Bill Becomes a Law.”