A nursing home must establish a daily oral care plan for each resident consistent with the results of the comprehensive resident assessment.
A resident's daily oral care plan must indicate whether or not the resident has natural teeth or wears removable dentures or partials. It must also indicate whether the resident is able to maintain oral hygiene independently, needs supervision, or is dependent on others.
A nursing home must provide a resident with the supplies and assistance necessary to carry out the resident's daily oral care plan. The supplies must include at a minimum: toothbrushes, fluoride toothpaste, mouth rinses, dental floss, denture cups, denture brushes, denture cleaning products, and denture adhesive products.
A nursing home must make the daily oral care plan available to the attending dentist before each checkup, and must modify the plan according to the dentist's, dental hygienist's, or other dental practitioner's directions.
A nursing home must label full and partial dentures with the resident's name or other identifiers within seven days of admission.
20 SR 303
October 11, 2007
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes