Ind. Code § 25-13-1-10 : Indiana Code - Section 25-13-1-10: Locations for practice of dental hygiene; supervision requirements

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(a) A licensed dental hygienist may practice dental hygiene in Indiana in the following:
(1) A dental office or clinical setting, except as described in subdivisions (3) through (5), where the dental hygienist is practicing under the direct supervision of a legally practicing dentist.
(2) A dental school or dental hygiene school to teach and demonstrate the practice of dental hygiene if direct supervision by a licensed dentist is provided for training on providing local anesthetics by injection.
(3) The dental clinic of any public, parochial, or private school or other institution supported by public or private funds in which the licensee is employed by the state department of health or any county or city board of health or board of education or school trustee or parochial authority or the governing body of any private school where the dental hygienist is practicing under the direct or prescriptive supervision of a licensed dentist.
(4) The dental clinic of a bona fide hospital, sanitarium, or charitable institution duly established and being operated under the laws of Indiana in which the licensee is employed by the directors or governing board of such hospital, sanitarium, or institution. However, such practice must be under the direct or prescriptive supervision at all times of a licensed dentist who is a staff member of the hospital or sanitarium or a member of the governing board of the institution.
(5) A:
(A) fixed charitable dental care clinic;
(B) public health setting; or
(C) correctional institution;
that has been approved by the board and where the dental hygienist is under the direct or prescriptive supervision of a licensed dentist.
(b) A licensed dental hygienist may provide without supervision the following:
(1) Dental hygiene instruction and in-service training without restriction on location.
(2) Screening and referrals for any person in a public health setting.
(Formerly: Acts 1945, c.90, s.10.) As amended by Acts 1981, P.L.222, SEC.116; P.L.169-1985, SEC.42; P.L.155-1988, SEC.4; P.L.185-1991, SEC.4; P.L.2-1992, SEC.766; P.L.121-2007, SEC.3; P.L.134-2008, SEC.20.

IC 25-13-1-10.5
Dental hygienist students; anesthetics
Sec. 10.5. A student pursuing a course of study in dental hygiene may administer dental anesthetics during an educational course on the practice of dental anesthetics if the course is:
(1) supervised by a dentist trained in the administration of dental anesthetics; and
(2) conducted at a school described in section 6(2) of this chapter.
As added by P.L.121-2007, SEC.4.