Public Health Programs and Activities

ORS 431A.725
Qualifying schools

  • certification
  • rules


Using evidence-based data and best practices, the Oregon Health Authority shall promote oral health throughout this state by ensuring the availability of dental sealant programs to students attending school in this state. To fulfill its duties under this section, the authority shall:

(1)

Screen, and ensure the provision of dental sealants to, appropriate student populations who attend an elementary school or a middle school in which at least 40 percent of all students attending the school are eligible to receive assistance under the United States Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program.

(2)

Where appropriate, directly provide the services described in subsection (1) of this section.

(3)

Where appropriate, oversee the provision of services described in subsection (1) of this section by local dental sealant programs.

(4)

Adopt by rule procedures and qualifications for:

(a)

The certification of local dental sealant programs;

(b)

The recertification of local dental sealant programs;

(c)

The training of personnel who provide services through local dental sealant programs; and

(d)

Monitoring and collecting data from local dental sealant programs.

(5)

Upon making a determination that a local dental sealant program is capable of providing the services described in subsection (1) of this section for one or more schools:

(a)

Develop a plan for transitioning the school or schools from receiving the services directly from the authority to receiving the services from the local dental sealant program; and

(b)

Assist the school or schools in making the transition.

(6)

Ensure that all dental sealant data collected by the authority or a local dental sealant program is integrated with data sets included as part of the comprehensive health care information system described in ORS 442.373 (Health care data reporting by health insurers). [2015 c.791 §1]

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Jun. 26, 2021