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Subpart 1.


Nursing home staff providing daily oral care must be trained and competent to provide daily oral care for residents.

Subp. 2.

Written agreement.

A nursing home must maintain a written dental provider agreement with at least one dentist, licensed by the Board of Dentistry, who agrees to provide:


routine and emergency dental care for the nursing home's residents;


consultation on the nursing home's oral health policies and procedures; and


oral health training for nursing home staff.

Subp. 3.

Making appointments.

A nursing home must assist residents in making dental appointments and arranging for transportation to and from the dentist's office.

Subp. 4.

On-site services.

A nursing home must arrange for on-site dental services for residents who cannot travel, if those services are available in the community.

Subp. 5.

List of dentists.

A nursing home must maintain a list of dentists in the service area willing and able to provide routine or emergency dental services for the nursing home's residents. Copies of the list must be readily accessible to nursing personnel.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144A.04; 144A.08; 256B.431


20 SR 303

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007

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