§ 6400.142. Dental care.
(a) An individual 17 years of age or younger shall have a dental examination performed by a licensed dentist semiannually. An individual 18 years of age or older shall have a dental examination performed by a licensed dentist annually.
(b) An individual who is using medication known to cause dental problems shall have a dental examination by a licensed dentist at intervals recommended in writing by the dentist.
(c) A written record of the dental examination, including the date of the examination, the dentists name, procedures completed and follow-up treatment recommended, shall be kept.
(d) The dental examination shall include teeth cleaning or checking gums and dentures.
(e) Follow-up dental work indicated by the examination, such as treatment of cavities, shall be completed.
(f) An individual shall have a written plan for dental hygiene, unless the interdisciplinary team has documented in writing that the individual has achieved dental hygiene independence.
(g) A dental hygiene plan shall be rewritten at least annually.
(h) The dental hygiene plan shall be kept in the individuals record.
The provisions of this § 6400.142 adopted August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3595.
This section cited in 55 Pa. Code § 6400.261 (relating to exceptions for respite care); and 55 Pa. Code § 6400.262 (relating to exceptions for emergency respite care).
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