Or. Admin. R. 333-010-0710 - Dental Pilot Projects: Definitions

For purposes of OAR 333-010-0700 through 333-010-0820, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Adverse event" means unnecessary harm due to dental treatment.
(2) "Applicable standard of care" means the standard of care that applies to a trainee and is the same standard of care that applies to a person performing the same services with a license.
(3) "Authority" means the Oregon Health Authority.
(4) "Business day" means any 24-hour day other than a Saturday, Sunday or federal or state legal holiday.
(5) "Clinical evaluator" means a dentist, licensed in the State of Oregon or another state, who is responsible for conducting an independent clinical evaluation of an approved dental pilot project; who is unaffiliated with the project; and who has no financial or commercial interest in the project.
(6) "Clinical instructor" means a person who:
(a) Is certified or licensed in the field for which clinical instruction is occurring;
(b) Is currently licensed in dentistry or dental hygiene or licensed or certified in another appropriate health discipline; and
(c) Has current knowledge and skill in topics they will teach.
(7) "Clinical phase" means the time period of an approved project where a trainee treats patients, supervised by an instructor, applying knowledge presented by an instructor.
(8) "Complications" means a disease or injury that develops during or after the treatment of an earlier disorder.
(9) "Didactic phase" means the time period of a project during which trainees are presented with an organized body of knowledge by an instructor.
(10) "Employment/utilization phase" means the time period of a project where trainees are applying their didactic and clinical knowledge and skills in an employment setting under the supervision of a supervisor.
(11) "Employment/utilization site" means an Authority approved location, locations, or class of locations where a trainee or trainees provide care during the employment/utilization phase.
(12) "Non-clinical instructor" is a person with specific training or expertise as demonstrated through a degree or experience relevant to the content of instruction.
(13) "Program" means the Dental Pilot Projects Program administered by the Authority.
(14) "Program staff" means the staff of the Authority with responsibility for the Dental Pilot Projects Program.
(15) "Project" means a Dental Pilot Project approved by the Authority.
(16) "Project director" means the individual designated by the sponsor of a dental pilot project who is responsible for the conduct of the dental pilot project staff, instructors, supervisors, and trainees.
(17) "Project Dental Director" means an individual who is actively responsible for oversight of the dental pilot project and who is a dentist or dental hygienist:
(a) Licensed in the State of Oregon; or
(b) A dentist authorized to practice in the State of Oregon but is exempt from state licensure under ORS 679.020 or 679.025; or
(c) A dental hygienist authorized to practice in the State of Oregon but is exempt from state licensure under ORS 680.020.
(18) "Project evaluation" means a systematic method for collecting, analyzing and using data to examine the effectiveness and efficiency of a pilot project by the project sponsor.
(19) "Reviewer" means an individual designated by the Authority to review and comment on all or portions of a project application.
(20) "Sponsor" means an entity that is a non-profit educational institution, professional dental organization, community hospital or clinic, coordinated care organization or dental care organization, tribal organization or clinic that:
(a) Submits a dental pilot project application; and
(b) If a dental pilot project is approved by the Authority, has overall responsibility for ensuring the project complies with these rules.
(21) "Standard operating procedures" means the written documented processes that describe the project's regularly recurring operations to ensure that the operations are carried out correctly and consistently and in accordance with these rules.
(22) "Supervisor" means an individual, licensed in the State of Oregon to practice dentistry, designated by the sponsor to oversee trainees at each approved employment/utilization site, with the skills necessary to teach trainees the scope of practice outlined in the approved project.
(23) "These rules" means OAR 333-010-0700 through 333-010-0820.
(24) "Trainee" means an individual who is part of an existing category of dental personnel; a new category of dental personnel; or a category of previously untrained dental personnel who has agreed to participate in a project and will be taught the scope of practice identified by the project.
(25) "Training program" means an organized educational program within a project that includes at least a didactic phase and a clinical phase.
(26) "Underserved populations" means groups of individuals that evidence-based studies have shown have the highest disease rates and the least access to dental care including, but not limited to:
(a) American Indians or Alaska Natives;
(b) Individuals earning up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level;
(c) Medicaid-eligible individuals;
(d) Migrant farmworkers and their family members; and
(e) Uninsured individuals.


Or. Admin. R. 333-010-0710
PH 277-2018, adopt filed 11/30/2018, effective 12/1/2018; PH 29-2020, amend filed 04/29/2020, effective 5/1/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: 2011 OL Ch. 716

Statutes/Other Implemented: 2011 OL Ch. 716

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