Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
Certification by the Authority is required before dental sealants may be
provided in a school setting.
Only an individual with authority to act on behalf of the Local SDSP can apply
for initial certification by submitting an online Certification Application
form to the Authority that is posted on the Program's website,
Instructions and criteria for submitting a Certification Application form are
posted on the Program's website.
(3) The Program shall review the application
in approximately 15 business days of receiving the application to determine
whether it is complete.
(4) If the
Program determines the application is not complete, it will be returned to the
applicant for completion and resubmission.
If the Program determines the application
is complete, it will be reviewed to determine if it meets certification
requirements described in OAR 333-028-0320
If the Program determines the Local SDSP
meets the certification requirements, the Program shall:
(a) Inform the applicant via electronic mail
that the application has been approved; and
(b) Schedule on-site verification reviews.
If a Local SDSP does
not meet certification requirements in their certification application, the
Program shall choose one of the following two actions:
(a) Certification will be denied if the Local
SDSP does not meet the requirements of these rules. The Program will provide
the applicant with a clear description of reasons for denial based on the
certification requirements in the denial letter. An applicant may request that
the Program reconsider the denial of certification. A request for
reconsideration must be submitted in writing to the Program within 30 days of
the date of the denial letter and must include a detailed explanation of why
the applicant believes the Program's decision is in error along with any
supporting documentation. The Program shall inform the applicant in writing
whether it has reconsidered its decision; or
(b) Provisional certification may be provided
based on an agreed upon timeline for a corrective action plan for the
non-compliant requirements. The Local SDSP must submit a waiver to the Program
that includes an explanation of the non-compliant requirements, a plan for
corrective action, and a date for meeting compliance.
(8) Once a Local SDSP is certified, the
certification status is effective for the certification year of August 1 - July
31. A Local SDSP must notify the Program and CCOs operating in the community if
it terminates services for a scheduled school during a certification year.
During a declared state of emergency or public health emergency, the Program
may waive notification if services for a scheduled school are
certified, a certified Local SDSP must renew its certification no later than
July 15 each year via the Program's online Renewal Certification Application
form that is posted on the Program's website,
Instructions and criteria for submitting a Renewal Certification Application
form is posted on the Program's website. A Local SDSP must submit a completed
annual data report that is approved by the Program before applying for renewal
(10) The Program
will notify a Local SDSP of their certification renewal status once the annual
data report and Renewal Certification Application form are reviewed by the
(11) The Program will
provide CCOs with a list of certified Local SDSPs and the schools they serve,
or that the Local SPSPs have requested to serve, twice during the school