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TITLE 22 EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 5STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 108PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
SUBCHAPTER FCONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS
RULE §108.74Call Coverage Agreements
ISSUE 10/15/2021
ACTION Proposed
Preamble No Rule Available

(a)Purpose. The purpose of this rule is to set forth minimum requirements relating to a dentist's provision of call coverage services for another dentist's established patients.

(b)Scope. This rule applies to all dentists providing call coverage in Texas, regardless of the nature and scope of technology being used to provide care to patients through the call coverage relationship.

(c)Dentists may provide dental services through a call coverage agreement (CCA) to established patients of another dentist. The CCA may be oral or written.

(d)The covering dentist must provide to the patient's dentist of record who is a party to the CCA a report about the dental intervention or advice provided. The parties to the CCA can determine the timing and method in which the report is provided and who should receive the report.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the proposal and found it to be within the state agency's legal authority to adopt.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on September 27, 2021

TRD-202103838

Lauren Studdard

General Counsel

State Board of Dental Examiners

Earliest possible date of adoption: November 14, 2021

For further information, please call: (512) 305-8910



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