Mobile Medical Vehicle Regulations

Every state places a differing emphasis on mobile services such as medical (primary care, health screening, etc.), mobile dental, mobile audiology, and even salons and veterinary clinics. 

Our staff conducted a state-by-state review of laws and regulations governing mobile and portable dentistry programs in the US. It appears as the number of these programs has increased across the nation, there has been a commensurate increase in the attention of regulatory bodies to providing parameters for their conduct.

 

Legislative and regulatory activity relative to mobile and portable dentistry has increased in recent years. The review of state law found that the majority of states still do not address mobile medical and dentistry to any noticeable extent in existing codes. However, at least 20 states have effected some rules or laws impacting the operations of these programs.

 

Fundamental differences in equipment and scope of services between mobile dental vans and portable programs might lead regulators to attend mainly to mobile dental vans, where equipment and services tend to be more extensive. However, most states that regulate do so conjointly, including both mobile and portable programs in basic common requirements while addressing the unique aspects of each modality in specific sections of law or regulation.

 

Laws and rules governing these modalities are generally placed as a coda to existing dental or dental hygiene practice acts or associated professional regulations; some program requirements are found in laws governing health facilities or schools. Medicaid law also addresses care provided in mobile formats, making them reimbursable services.

 

Alabama and Illinois, for example, address mobile and portable dentistry in tandem. California and Tennessee exclusively address mobile dental “units” or vans in regulatory provisions. States often include provisions specific to van operation, such as who may drive a van, how the van must be equipped (including requisite accessibility options), and so on. States may also require that a dentist either own or be the main “operator” of the van. These rules may also codify the requirements for facility amenities in places where portable programs provide services (eg, availability of a clean water supply or toilets).


Indiana regulates mobile dental facilities and portable dental operations but exempts dental hygienists working in portable programs from rules governing these facilities, provided that their conduct in community settings complies with the state Dental Hygiene Practice Act. Michigan defines a mobile dental facility as inclusive of self-contained facilities that can be transported from place to place as well as other sites used on a temporary basis for the provision of dental services using portable equipment.


Regulation of the professionals, allowable services, required supervision, and conditions for patient consent in community settings often appear in health professions laws and rules. State dental boards regulate the conditions for practice not only in private settings but also in the community and public health settings. Thus, a dental hygienist may be required to have a collaborating dentist or to work for a department of health when providing services in a school or nursing home.

 

The services that are allowable in those settings may require preauthorization or be limited to education and screening. Scope-of-practice restrictions may inhibit the full use of these professionals in public settings by limiting the provision of tasks within the basic competencies of dental hygienists (eg, prophylaxis). Many states now explicitly regulate practice in public settings through provisions that provide dental hygienists with greater professional autonomy in community settings than in private dental practices, assuming the dental hygienist meets experience and training requirements to work in public health settings.

Our team has compiled a comprehensive list of not only the states which regulate these services but helpful and valuable links to Dental Boards, Medical Boards, Application Permits, State Associations, Statutes, and Administrative Rules.

For other states, see below. On a desktop screen, use the navigation bar on the left to select the appropriate section. If we can answer questions, please click here to email us.

 

1 - ALABAMA

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dental Examiners

5346 Stadium Trace Pkwy, Suite 112

Hoover, AL 35244 

Phone: (205) 985‐7267

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Alabama Dental Practice Act (Pg 11‐15)

License Application

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Certificate of registration 

  • 24-hour accessIble phone number 

  • A written procedure for emergency follow‐up care 

  • Maintain written or electronic records at each location services are performed

  • Ready access to toilet facilities 

  • Maintain $1,000,000 of general liability insurances

  • Provide a post‐op patient information sheet

  • Provide handicap access via ramp or lift 

  • Maintain a sterilization system

  • Ready access to an adequate supply of potable water, including hot water 


 

Hygienist Direct Access Rules: Alabama requires collaboration with an on-site dentist. States that are most restrictive regarding the supervision of dental hygienists require the on-site supervision of a dentist, many times referring to this as direct or indirect supervision. Alabama is an example of a state in which a dentist is required to provide on-site supervision whenever a dental hygienist is treating patients.


 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Medical Examiners

848 Washington Avenue

Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: (334) 242‐4116

Website: http://www.albme.org/


 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Alabama Medical Practice Act

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for a mobile exam or medical care

2 - ALASKA

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dental Examiners

333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor 

Juneau, AK 99801‐1770 

Phone: (907) 465‐2550


 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Alaska Statutes and Regulations for Dentists and Dental Hygienists (March 2020)

License Application

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Medical Examiners

550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500 

Anchorage, AK 99501‐3567 

Phone: (907) 269‐8160

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Alaska Statutes and Regulations Medical (March 2020)

Link to Licensing Requirements

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for a mobile exam vehicle or moble medical care

3 - ARIZONA

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dental Examiners

4205 North 7th Avenue, Ste 300 

Phoenix, AZ 85013

Phone: (602) 242‐1492

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Arizona Dental Practice Act (Title 32 - Professions and Occupations - Chapter 11 - DENTISTRY)

 

Article 8 Mobile Dental Facilities & Portable Dental Units

  • 32-1299.21 Definitions

  • 32-1299.22 Mobile dental facilities; portable dental units; permits; exceptions

  • 32-1299.23 Permit application; fees; renewal; notification of changes

  • 32-1299.24 Standards of operation and practice

  • 32-1299.25 Informed consent; information for patients

  • 32-1299.26 Disciplinary actions; cessation of operation

 

Link to Misc. Dental Applications 

Mobile Dental Unit Permit 

Volunteer Dentist Registration

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Must maintain a written or electronic record where services are performed 

  • Must obtain a mobile clinic permit 

  • Must pay an annual registration fee 

  • Must have ready access to an adequate supply of potable water

  • Must have a written procedure for follow‐up care 

  • Must have a 24-hour accessIble phone number 

  • Must provide a post‐op patient information sheet


 

Hygienist Direct Access Rules: 

  • Arizona requires collaboration with an off-site dentist. While the majority of dental hygienists fall under this category, the types of collaboration differ from state to state, and definitions vary. Some states require a written agreement, some require a dentist to examine the patient prior to the provision of dental hygiene services, and still, others allow for communication with a dentist through electronic technologies. Verify requirements with the State Board.



 

MEDICAL REG AUTHORITY

Arizona Medical Board

9545 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd 

Scottsdale, AZ 85258 

Phone: (480) 551‐2700 

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Arizona Medical Board Laws & Rules Page

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam vehicles

4 - ARKANSAS

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners

101 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 111

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 

Ph: 501.682.2085

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners Dental Practice Act

Subch 6: Mobile Dental Facilities

General Applications Page

Mobile Dental Facility Permit Application 

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Obtain a mobile clinic permit ($1,000 fee) 

  • Maintain $1,000,000 of general liability insurance 

  • Written procedure for follow‐up care 

  • 24 hour accessIble phone number 

  • Written or electronic records

  • Provide handicap access via ramp or lift

  • Provide a post‐op patient information sheet 

  • Maintain a sterilization system

  • Ready access to an adequate supply of potable water, including hot water

  • Ready access to toilet facilities 

 

Hygienist Direct Access Rules: 

  • Arkansas requires collaboration with an off-site dentist. While the majority of dental hygienists fall under this category, the types of collaboration differ from state to state and definitions vary. Some states require a written agreement, some require a dentist to examine the patient prior to the provision of dental hygiene services, and still others allow for communication with a dentist through electronic technologies. Verify requirements with the State Board.

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Arkansas State Medical Board

1401 West Capitol Avenue Suite 340

Little Rock, AR 72201‐2936  

Phone: (501) 296‐1802 

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Arkansas Medical Practices Act & Regulations

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

5 - CALIFORNIA

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Dental Board of California

2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550 

Sacramento, CA 95815

Phone: (916) 263‐2300

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dental Board of California

See Health & Safety Code Section 1765.101 ‐ 1765.175

Dental Practice Act - Business & Professions Code beginning at Section 1600

Dental Board Regulations - Title 16, Professional And Vocational Regulations, Division 10

Application for Mobile Dental Clinic Permit

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Must obtain a mobile clinic permit ($100 fee) 

  • Must have an on‐site inspection before approval

  • Must have a written procedure for follow‐up care 

  • Must have a written mobile clinic procedure 

  • Must post an evacuation plan

  • Must maintain written/electronic patient record where services are performed

  • Must provide handicap access via ramp or lift

  • Must maintain a sterilization system

  • Must have ready access to an adequate supply  of potable water, including hot water

  • Must have ready access to toilet facilities

  • Must have stainless steel trash cans

  • Must pass inspection & periodic audits

No supervision Model

  • In a handful of states such as California, Maine, and Oregon, it is reported dental hygienists can own a dental practice, work independently of a dentist, and therefore require no supervision from a dentist. Verify with the State Board.

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Medical Board of California

2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200

Sacramento, CA 95815

Phone: (916) 263‐2382

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Medical Board of California

CA Business & Professions Code  - See Health & Safety Code Section 1765.101‐1765.175

Quick Requirements Reference:

Same specific rules for mobile medical care as mobile dental care (above)

6 - COLORADO

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dental Examiners

1560 Broadway Suite 1350 

Denver, Colorado 80202 

Phone: (303) 894‐7800 

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dentist and Dental Hygienist Practice Act

Dental Rules and Regulations

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care


 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Colorado Medical Board

1560 Broadway, Suite 1350 

Denver, CO 80202 

Phone: (303) 894‐7690 

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Medical Practice Act

Medical Rules and Regulations

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

7 - CONNECTICUT

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Dental Commission

410 Capitol Avenue, MS #13PHO 

Hartford, CT 06134‐0308 

Phone: (860) 509‐7603, #4

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Colorado Dental Act

Licensing Authority: State Dental Commission

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Colorado Medical Examiner Board

410 Capitol Avenue, MS #13PHO 

Hartford, CT 06134‐0308 

Phone: (860) 509‐7603, #3

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Colorado Medical Statutes

Colorado Medical Examiner Board


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

8 - DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

DC DOH Board of Dentistry 

899 N. Capitol Street NE First Floor 

Washington, DC 20002 

Phone: (202) 724‐8872 

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Health Occupations Revision Act (HORA) [PDF]

DC Municipal Regulations for Dentistry [PDF]

DC Municipal Regulations for Dental Hygienists [PDF]

DC Municipal Regulations for Dental Assistants [PDF]

Oral Health Program | doh

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

DC DOH Board of Medicine 

899 N. Capitol Street NE First Floor 

Washington, DC 20002 

Phone: (877) 672‐2174

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MUNICIPAL REGULATIONS FOR MEDICINE

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

9 - DELAWARE

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dentistry & Dental Hygiene

861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 203 

Dover, DE 19904 

Phone: (302) 744‐4500

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Division of Professional Regulation 1100 Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

Title 24 ‐ Chapter 11

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Medical Licensure 

861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 203 

Dover, DE 19904 

Phone: (302) 744‐4500

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Division of Professional Regulation 1700 Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline - Title 24 - Chapter 17

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

 

10 - FLORIDA

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Department of Health

Board of Dentistry 

4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C‐08 

Tallahassee, FL 32399‐3258 

Phone: (850) 245‐4474 

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Legal / Regulatory Resources

See Section 456, 466 & 64B5

FL Oral Health Data

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Department of Health

FL Board of Medicine 

4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C‐03 

Tallahassee, FL 32399‐3253 

Phone: (850) 245‐4131


 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

FL Board of Medicine Resources Page

See Section 458, 456, 120, & 64B8

 

Health Care Clinic Licensing is governed by 

FL Statute 400-9905 - Title XXIX PUBLIC HEALTH, Chapter 400 - NURSING HOMES AND RELATED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, SECTION 9905 

 

FL Statute Section 400-991 - Title XXIX PUBLIC HEALTH, Chapter 400 - NURSING HOMES AND RELATED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, SECTION 991 


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

Licensing at Agency for Healthcare Administration

 

Pain Management Clinic Registration: Florida Dept. of Health

 

In Florida, all allopathic and osteopathic physicians practicing pain-management by prescribing controlled substances to patients with chronic-non-malignant pain are required to register and be inspected by the Department of Health.  Pain-management clinics are those that advertise in any medium for any type of pain-management services or where in any month a majority of patients are prescribed certain controlled substances for the treatment of chronic non-malignant pain.  The Department will register and inspect the clinics to ensure the safety of the people in Florida.

 

NOTE: If the Pain Management Clinic will not be entirely physician-owned, registration with the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) is required. The processing time for this registration can be lengthy; therefore AHCA registration should be completed before applying for the Pain Management Clinic Registration.

 

Pain Management Clinic Application & Forms

11 - GEORGIA

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dentistry

2 Peachtree Street, NW

Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 651‐8000

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dental Act Reference Links:

http://gbd.georgia.gov/laws‐policies‐rules

http://rules.sos.ga.gov/GAC/150

 

See Title 43, Chapters 1 & 11

and

Title 31, Chapter 33 Health Records

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

In March 2015, the GA Dental Board recommended posting Chapter 150.25 Mobile Dentistry (click here for Mar ‘15 meeting minutes) but we can find no indication the Chapter was implemented and is not listed in the current Rules & Regulations. The rules are similar to those listed in other state regulations.

 

There is a rule that Dental hygiene services provided by dental hygienists in mobile dental vans shall always be provided under direct supervision.


 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Georgia Composite Medical Board N/A N/A

2 Peachtree Street, NW, 36th Floor

Atlanta, Georgia 30303‐3465

Phone: (404) 656‐3913

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

GA Composite Medical Board

Statues 

Rules

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

12 - HAWAII

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board Of Dental Examiners

DCCA ‐ PVL / Attn: Dental

P.O. Box 3469

Honolulu, Hawaii 96801

Phone: (808) 586‐2702

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

http://cca.hawaii.gov/hawaii‐revised‐statutes/

Chapter 447 & 448, HRS

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board Of Medical Examiners

DCCA ‐ PVL / Attn: BME

P.O. Box 3469

Honolulu, Hawaii 96801 

Phone: (808) 586‐2699


 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Statutes 

See Chapter 453, 457, etc.

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

 

13 - IDAHO

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Idaho Board of Dentistry

350 N. 9th Street

Suite M‐100 AND

Boise, Idaho 83720

Phone: (208) 334‐2369

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dental Practice Act

Administrative Rules

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Idaho Board of Medicine

1755 N Westgate Drive

Suite 140

Boise, Idaho 83704

Phone: (208) 327‐7000

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Title 54: Professions 

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

14 - ILLINOIS

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Illinois Board of Dentistry

Dept Of Financial & Prof. Reg.

320 W. Washington Third Floor

Springfield, Illinois 62786

Phone: (217) 785‐0800


 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dental Act

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Sec. 50. Patient records - A dentist providing services through a mobile dental van or portable dental unit shall provide to the patient or the patient's parent or guardian, in writing, the dentist's name, license number, address, and information on how the patient or the patient's parent or guardian may obtain the patient's dental records, as provided by law.

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Illinois Medical Board

Dept Of Financial & Prof. Reg.

320 W. Washington Third Floor

Springfield, Illinois 62786

Phone: (888) 473‐4858


 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Medical Act


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

15 - INDIANA

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Indiana State Board Of Dentistry 

402 W. Washington Street 

Room W072 

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 

Phone: (317) 234‐2054


 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dental Act

Title 828, Article 4

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Website

 

Mobile Dental Facility Instructions

Statutes and Rules

Application for Registration of A Mobile Dental Facility - State form 50923

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Must register with the State Dental Board ($200 fee)

  • Must renew registration every other year ($100 fee)

  • Must have a written procedure for emergency follow‐up care 

  • Must maintain a written or electronic record at each location where services are performed

  • Must provide a post‐op patient information sheet 

  • Must provide handicap access via ramp or lift if providing services to disabled patients

  • Must have covered stainless steel trash cans

  • Must maintain a sterilization system

  • Must have ready access to an adequate supply of potable water, including hot water

  • Must have ready access to toilet facilities


 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Indiana Medical Licensing Board 

402 W. Washington Street Room W072 

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 

Phone: (317) 234‐2060

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Medical Act

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

16 - IOWA

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Iowa Dental Board

400 SW 8th Street, Suite D

Des Moines, IA 50309‐4686

Phone: (515) 281‐5157

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Code of Iowa - Dental Act

Chapter 153 - Dentistry

Iowa Legislature - Agency

Chapter 147, 153 & 272C

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Iowa Board of Medicine

400 SW 8th Street Suite C

Des Moines, IA 50309‐4686

Phone: (515) 281‐6641

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Iowa Code (Quick Search 17A, 21, 22, 147, 148 & 272C

Board of Medicine Administrative Code


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

17 - KANSAS

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Kansas Dental Board 

900 SW Jackson, Room 455‐S 

Topeka, KS 66612‐1230 

Phone: (785) 296‐6400

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Kansas Dental Practices Act (PDF)

Link to Application / Permit

The official version of the Kansas Dental Practices Act is codified in Article 14 of chapter 65 (Section 65‐1469 pgs 38‐39).

Also Chapter 74 Article 14 Kansas Statutes Annotated

Also Chapter 71 Kansas Administrative Regulations

 

Helpful Links:

Kansas Dental Association

Kansas Dental Hygienists' Association

Bureau of Oral Health

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Must register with the State Dental Board ($500 fee)

  • Must renew registration every other year

  • Must have a written procedure for emergency

  • Must maintain a written or electronic record where services are performed

  • Must comply with all fixed clinic regulations

  • The registration fee to operate a mobile dental facility: $500

  • Biennial registration renewal fee: $350

  • Requirements of 65-1469 do not apply to non-profits or dentists providing charitable services.

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Kansas Board of the Healing Arts

800 SW Jackson, Lower Level - Suite A 

Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: (785) 296‐7413

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Statutes and Regulations

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

 

Helpful Links:

Kansas Academy of Family Physicians

Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine

Kansas Chiropractic Association

Kansas Foundation for Medical Care

Kansas Hospital Association

Kansas Medical Society

Kansas Occupational Therapy Association

Kansas Physical Therapy Association

Kansas Respiratory Care Society

KDHE - Kansas Disease Reporting

18 - KENTUCKY

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Kentucky Board of Dentistry

312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 101

Louisville, KY 40222

Phone: (502) 429‐7280

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Statutes & Regulations

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care


 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Kentucky Board of Medical Lic. 

310 Whittington Parkway, Suite 1B

Louisville, KY 40222

Phone: (502) 429‐7150


 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Statutes and Regulations


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

19 - LOUISIANA

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Louisiana State Board of Dentistry 

365 Canal Street, Suite 2680 

Phone: (504) 568‐8574


 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dental Practice Act - See Title 46, Part XXXIII Section 313 (page 63‐67)

Link Permit Application 

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Must obtain a mobile clinic permit ($250 fee) 

  • Must have an on‐site inspection before approval New Orleans, LA 70130 

  • Must have a written procedure for follow‐up care 

  • Must have a written mobile clinic procedure

  • Must maintain written/electronic patient records where services are performed 

  • Must provide handicap access via ramp or lift

  • Must maintain a sterilization system  

  • Must have ready access to an adequate supply of potable water 

  • Must have ready access to toilet facilities 

  • Must have covered stainless steel trash cans 

  • Must have portable Oxygen on board 

  • Must have an Emergency Kit on board 

  • Must have a functioning and inspected X‐Rays and X‐Ray reader/developer 

  • Must have a 24-hour toll-free phone number 

  • Must have suction to achieve a minimum of 3 cubic feet per minute 

  • Can use local anesthetics only

  • Private rooms are required for treating children

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

630 Camp Street 

New Orleans, LA 70130 

Phone: (504) 568‐6820 

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Statutes

Rules

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

 

20 - MAINE

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Maine Board of Dental Practice 

143 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333‐0143 AND

Phone: (207) 287‐3333

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dental Act

Title 32, Chapter 143: DENTAL PROFESSIONS

Rules & Regulations - Section 02‐313

 

  • A mobile unit is considered a public health setting: 32.  Public health setting.  "Public health setting" means a place where the practice of public health dental hygiene occurs, and includes, but is not limited to, public and private schools, medical facilities, nursing homes, residential care facilities, mobile units, nonprofit organizations and community health centers. 

 

  • No supervision Model — In a handful of states such as California, Maine, and Oregon, it is reported dental hygienists can own a dental practice, work independently of a dentist, and therefore require no supervision from a dentist. Verify with the State Board.

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

Other Links:

Maine Dental Association

Maine Dental Hygienists' Association

Maine Licensed Denturist Association

Maine Medical Association

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine

137 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333‐0143

Phone: (207) 287‐3601

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Rules and Statutes

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

21 - Maryland

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Board of Dental Examiners

55 Wade Avenue/Tulip Drive

Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone: (410) 402‐8501

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Maryland Code - TItle 4 Health Occupations

To access to most recent up-to-date Regulations click here

Look for the Board Regulations under Subtitle 10.44

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Maryland Board of Physicians

4201 Patterson Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Phone: (410) 764‐4777

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Rules & Regulations


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

22 - Massachusetts

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Registration in Dentistry

239 Causeway Street, Suite 500 

Boston, MA 02114 

Phone: (800) 414‐0168


 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Bureau of Health Professions Licensure

MA Department of Public Health

 

Apply for a Mobile Dental Permit as a Dental Hygienist

Apply for a Dentist's Mobile Dental Facility (MDF) or Portable Dental Operation (PDO) permit

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Must obtain a mobile clinic permit ($180 fee)

  • Must comply with all requirements pertaining to the administration of anesthesia and sedation

  • May need an on‐site inspection before approval

 

MA Guidelines found in the Mobile-Portable Dental Manual

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Registration in Medicine

200 Harvard Mill Square, Suite 330

Wakefield, MA 01880

Phone: (781) 876‐8200

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Physician Regulations, Policies, and Guidelines

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

23 - Michigan

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Michigan Board Of Dentistry

P.O. Box 30670

Lansing, Michigan 48909

Phone: (517) 335‐0918

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS


P.A. 100 of 2014- Mobile Dental Facility
In April 2014 legislation passed regarding the practice of mobile dentistry in the State of Michigan.  Beginning April 1, 2015, the mobile dental law takes effect.  From this date forward, an operator or owner of the mobile dental facility must complete an application and be approved by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).  A Mobile Dental Facility Permit will be issued for three years from the date of approval.  Every three years the mobile dental facility operator, owner, or his or her designee, shall reapply to MDHHS and receive approval to continue the practice of mobile dentistry in the State of Michigan.
 

Mobile Dentistry Law

DCH-3929 Mobile Dental Facility Permit Application (rev. 1-18)  

Mobile Dental Facility Permit Directory

DCH-3929-GUIDE Guidelines for Completing the Mobile Dental Facility Permit Application (rev. 1-18)

Mobile Dental Facility Notification of Change Form Add or Remove Dental Providers

Notification of Change for Mobile Dental Facility Operator or Address

DCH-3929-D Cessation of Operation of Mobile Facility

DCH-3929-E Change in Memorandum of Agreement

SDF Guidelines for Mobile Dental and PA 161 Program

Sample SDF Consent Form

Contact Information Email: MDHHS-MobileDentistry@michigan.gov


 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Michigan Board of Medicine

611 West Ottawa Street

Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: (517) 373‐8068

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH CODE Act 368 of 1978 Part 170 MEDICINE

State Licensing is not required for Rural Health Clinics - see LARA - Rural Health Clinics

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

24 - Minnesota

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dentistry

2829 University Ave SE, Suite 450

Minneapolis MN 55414‐3249 AND

Phone: (612) 617‐2250

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dental Practice Act - Ch. 150A

Dental Rules & Regulations 3100 - MN Rules Chapter

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

Hygienist Direct Access Rules: Minnesota requires collaboration with an off-site dentist. While the majority of dental hygienists fall under this category, the types of collaboration differ from state to state, and definitions vary. Some states require a written agreement, some require a dentist to examine the patient prior to the provision of dental hygiene services, and still, others allow for communication with a dentist through electronic technologies. Verify requirements with the State Board.


 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice

2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN 55414‐3246

Phone: (612) 617‐2130

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Medical Practice Acts

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

25 - Mississippi

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Board of Dental Examiners

600 East Amite Street, Suite 100 

Jackson, MS 39201‐2801 

Phone: (601) 944‐9622 

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Laws and Codes - > MS Dental Practice Act

Laws and Codes - > Regulations Adopted by the Board

Regulation #61 - Facilities

Permit Application

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Must register with the State Dental Board ($300 fee)

  • Must have an on‐site inspection ($150 fee)

  • Must have a written procedure for follow‐up care

  • Must maintain written/electronic patient records where services are performed

  • Must provide handicap access via ramp or lift

  • Must maintain a sterilization system

  • Must have access to an adequate supply of potable water, inc hot water

  • Must have ready access to toilet facilities 

  • Must have covered stainless steel trash cans

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Board of Medical Licensure

1867 Crane Ridge Drive, Suite 200‐B 

Jackson, MS 39216

Phone: (601) 987‐3079

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Rules, Laws, and Policies

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

26 - Missouri

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Missouri Dental Board

3605 Missouri Boulevard / P.O. Box 1367

Jefferson City, MO 65102‐1367 AND

Phone: (573) 751‐0040

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Rules

Statutes

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Reg. for the Healing Arts

3605 Missouri Boulevard / P.O. Box 4

Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573) 751‐0098

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Rules

Statutes

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

27 - Montana

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dentistry

301 South Park, 4th Floor

P.O. Box 200513

Helena, MT 59620‐0513 AND

Phone: (406) 841‐2202

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Rules: Chapter 138 - Board of Dentistry

Statutes: Title 2 Chapter 15 Part 17 - Board of Dentistry

 

Title 37 - Professions and Occupations

Chapter 1 - General Provisions

Chapter 2 - General Provisions Relating to Health Care Practitioners

Chapter 4 - Dentistry

Chapter 16 - Health Care Information

Chapter 29 - Denturity

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care


 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Medical Examiners

301 South Park, 4th Floor

P.O. Box 200513

Helena, MT 59620‐0513 AND

Phone: (406) 444‐5773

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Rules

Statutes

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

 

28 - Nebraska

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Office of Oral Health & Dentistry

301 Centennial Mall South

Lincoln, NE 68509 

Phone: (402) 471‐0166

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Statutes Relating to the Dentistry Practice Act

 

Administrative Rules

Chapter 53 - Performance of Duties by Licensed Dental Hygienists and other Dental Auxiliaries

Chapter 54- Professional Advertising by Dentists

Chapter 55 - Dental Office Maintenance

Chapter 56 - Licensure of Dentists and Dental Hygienists

Chapter 57 - Practice of Dental Hygienists approved to Administer Local Anesthesia

 

Nebraska Dental Association | American Dental Association

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care


 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Office of Public Health

301 Centennial Mall South

Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471‐3121

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Regulations

Statutes

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

29 - Nevada

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Board of Dental Examiners

6010 S. Rainbow Blvd., Ste. A‐1

Las Vegas, NV 89118 

Phone: (702) 486‐7044

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Nevada Revised Statute Chapter 631

Nevada Administrative Code 631

Nevada Legislature

Legislative Adopted Regulation LCB NO: R020-14

Legislative Adopted Regulation LCB NO: R119-15

 

Records Retention and Healthcare Records

Chapter 629 - Healing Arts Generally


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Board of Medical Examiners

1105 Terminal Way, Suite 301

Reno, NV 89502‐2144

Phone: (775) 688‐2559

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS)

NRS 449.01515 – “Mobile unit defined”

Nevada Administrative Code (NAC)

Mobile Units Regulations

 

Apply for a New License

Checklist for mobile units

Plan review packet

Application to license the laboratory

Application to permit x-ray equipment

30 - New Hampshire

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dental Examiners

121 South Fruit Street, Suite 302

Concord, NH 03301‐2412

Phone: (603) 271‐4561

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dental Practice Act - Chapter 317‐A

Rules 


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Medicine

121 South Fruit Street, Suite 301

Concord, NH 03301‐2412

Phone: (603) 271‐1203

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Board of Medicine | Laws & Rules

New Hampshire Statutes CHAPTER 329: PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS

New Hampshire Statutes CHAPTER 328-D: PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

Rules

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

31 - New Jersey

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Board Of Dentistry

124 Halsey St.

P.O. Box 45005

Newark, New Jersey 07101 

Phone: (973) 504‐6405

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

State Board of Medical Examiners Laws - See Chapter 45

New Jersey Board of Dentistry Regulations: Chapter 30

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No current regulations to address mobile dental units, other than that dentists are expected to perform their services according the standard of care, including sterilization of equipment, record keeping, and the ability to provide a certain level of care for Patients. (link)

 

May 1, 2019 - In response to an inquiry RE starting a mobile dental clinic, “The Board requested that the following additional information be obtained: (1) Who will provide follow-up care? (2) How will transportation be provided to patients if additional care is needed? (3) What are your protocols for sanitizing equipment?  This matter was also referred to the rules and regulations committee to discuss drafting regulations concerning mobile dental practices”.

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Board of Medical Examiners

140 East Front Street

Trenton, New Jersey 08608

Phone: (609) 826‐7100

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

State Board of Medical Examiners Laws

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

32 - New Mexico

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

NM Board of Dental Health Care

Toney Anaya Building

2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor 

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 AND

Phone: (505)476‐4622

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Statute

Chapter 5 - Dentistry (Dentists, Dental Hygienists, etc.)

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

New Mexico Medical Board

2055 S. Pacheco St. Building 400

Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: (505) 476‐7220

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Rules and Statutes

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

33 - New York

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Board for Dentistry

89 Washington Avenue

Albany, New York 12234‐1000

Phone: (518) 474‐3817, ext. 550

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Education

  • Title VIII - links to all Articles

  • Article 133 - Dentistry and Dental Hygiene and Registered Dental Assisting Rules

  • Part 29 - Unprofessional Conduct Regulations

  • From Part 52 - Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, and Registered Dental Assisting

  • Part 61 - Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, and Certified Dental Assisting


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care


 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Board for Medicine

89 Washington Avenue

Albany, New York 12234‐1000

Phone: (518) 474‐3817, ext. 560

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Education Law

 

Commissioner's Regulations

  • Part 59 - General Provisions

  • Part 60 - Medicine, Physician Assistant, Specialist Assistant and Acupuncture

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

 

Bonus: Veterinary Practice http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/vetmed/vetmedpg.pdf

34 - North Carolina

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dental Examiners

2000 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 160

Morrisville, NC 27560

Phone: (919) 678‐8223

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

General Statutes (Laws)

Chapter 90, Article 2 Dental Practice Act

Chapter 90, Article 2A Dental Peer Review Protection Act

Chapter 90, Article 16 Dental Hygiene Act

Chapter 93B Occupational Licensing Boards

 

Board Rules

21 NCAC Occupational Licensing Boards and Commissions

Chapter 16 Dental Examiners


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

A permit may be required for Itinerant (Mobile) Sedation

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

North Carolina Medical Board

1203 Front Street

Raleigh, NC 27609‐7533

Phone: (919) 326‐1100


 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

NC Medical Practice Act

Rules of the NC Medical Board

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

35 - North Dakota

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dental Examiners

PO Box 7246

Bismarck, ND 58507 US

Phone: (701) 258‐8600


 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Statute - North Dakota Century Code 43-28-01 through 43-28-27 - Dentist

Statute - North Dakota Century Code 43-28.1 - Dentist

Statute - North Dakota Century Code 43-20-01through 43-20-12 - Hygienist and Dental Assistant

Rules - North Dakota Administrative Code 20-01 through 20-05

 

Dentists' Loan Repayment Program

43-28.1. Provides funding to support dentists providing dental services in cities or surrounding areas, or both in which the state health council identifies as having a defined need for dental services. The dentist must agree to accept medical assistance patients and assignments. For further information, see http://www.ndhealth.gov/pco/main.asp

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Medicine

418 E Broadway Ave, Suite 12

Bismarck, ND 58501

Phone: (701) 328‐6500

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

North Dakota Century Code

Regulations

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

 

36 - Ohio

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Ohio State Dental Board

77 S. High Street, 17th Floor

Columbus, Ohio 43215‐6135

Phone: (614) 466‐2580

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dental Practice Act, December 2019

Ohio Revised Code

Ohio Administrative Code

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Medical Board Of Ohio

30 E. Broad Street, 3rd Floor

Columbus, Ohio 43215‐6127

Phone: (614) 466‐3934

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Statutes

Rules 

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

37 - Oklahoma

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry

2920 N Lincoln Blvd., Ste. B

OKC, OK 73105

Phone: (405)522‐4844

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

State Dental Act 

Rules

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Medical Licensure and Sup.

101 NE 51st St

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: (405) 962‐1400

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Laws & Rules Links

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

38 - Oregon

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Board Of Dentistry

1500 SW 1st Ave., Ste. # 770

Portland, OR 97201

Phone: (971) 673‐3200

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dental Practice Act - Effective January 1, 2020 Version

 

Board of Dentistry: ORS 679.230 – 679.255.

Dentists: ORS 679

Dental Hygiene: ORS 680.010 to 680.205 and 680.990.

Oregon Administrative Rules

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

Oregon Health Authority : Certification for School Dental Sealant Programs : School-based Oral Health Programs

 

No supervision Model — In a handful of states such as California, Maine, and Oregon, it is reported dental hygienists can own a dental practice, work independently of a dentist, and therefore require no supervision from a dentist. Verify with the State Board.

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Oregon Medical Board 

1500 SW 1st Ave., Suite 620

Portland, OR 97201‐5847

Phone: (971) 673‐2700


 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Statute

Rules - Chapter 847

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

 

Permit Application for a Mobile Body Art Facility

Practice Qualification for Mobile Cosmetology

39 - Pennsylvania

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Board Of Dentistry

One Penn Center, 2601 N. 3rd Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: (717) 783‐7162

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

 Law - Act 216 of 1933 (PDF)

 Regulations

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Board Of Medicine

One Penn Center, 2601 N. 3rd Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: (717) 783‐1400

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Regulations - Chapter 16 - General Provisions

Regulations - Chapter 17 - Medical Doctors

Regulations - Chapter 18 - Practitioners Other Than Medical Doctors

Law - Act 112 of 1985 (PDF)


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

 

40 - Rhode Island

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Rhode Island Board of Dentistry

Three Capitol Hill, Room 205

Providence, RI 02908

Phone: (401) 222‐4998

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Statutes: CHAPTER 5-31.1 Dentists and Dental Hygienists

Administrative Rules

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Medical Licensure

Three Capitol Hill, Room 105A

Providence, RI 02908

Phone: (401) 222‐5960

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Statutes: CHAPTER 5-37 Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

Administrative Rules

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

41 - South Carolina

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dentistry 

110 Centerview Dr. 

Columbia, S.C. 29210 

Phone: (803) 896‐4300


 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

S.C. Code of Laws Title 40 Chapter 15 Dentists, Dental Hygienists And Dental Technicians

S.C. Code of Regulations Chapter 39 State Board Of Dentistry

Permit Application

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Must register with the State Dental Board ($150 fee)

  • Must renew annually & have inspections ($150 fee)

  • Must have a written procedure for follow‐up care

  • Must maintain a written/electronic patient record where services are performed 

  • Must provide handicap access via ramp or lift 

  • Must maintain a sterilization system 

  • Must have access to an adequate supply of potable water, inc hot water 

  • Must have ready access to toilet facilities 

  • Must have covered stainless steel trash cans 

  • Must have a Carbon Monoxide detector installed

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Medical Examiners

110 Centerview Dr.

Columbia, S.C. 29210

Phone: (803) 896‐4500

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Medical Practice Act, Chapter 47

Policies for Physicians

Policies for Physician Assistants

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

42 - South Dakota

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dentistry

1351 North Harrison Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501‐1079

Phone: (605) 224‐1282

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Statutes - 36-6A

Administrative Rules - ARSD 20:43

Dental Corporations - SDCL 47-12

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • ARSD 20:43:04:07.  Mobile office or unit --  Authority to operate. Authorization to operate a mobile dental office or unit shall be secured from the Board of Dentistry.

 

  • ARSD 20:43:10:01.  Practice settings. A dentist may provide collaborative supervision to a dental hygienist pursuant to a collaborative agreement if the dentist holds a license in good standing in the state of South Dakota and the following services are provided: (4)  Under the auspices of a mobile or portable dental unit operated by any nonprofit organization affiliated with a nonprofit dental service corporation organized under SDCL chapter 58-39;

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Medical Examiners

101 N. Main Ave, Suite 301

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Phone: (605) 367‐7781

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Statutes

Rules

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

43 - Tennessee

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dentistry

665 Mainstream Drive

Nashville, TN 37243 AND

Phone: (615) 532‐5073

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Rules of the Tennessee Board of Dentistry

http://share.tn.gov/sos/rules/ 0460/0460.htm


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

 

GENERAL RULES CHAPTER 0460-01.14 Mobile Dental Clinics 

  • Mobile dental clinics shall be operated/owned only by a dentist licensed in Tennessee, an official agency of the state government or any subdivision thereof, any nonprofit organization, or any hospital. Dental hygienists and dental assistants shall not operate/own a mobile dental clinic.

  • All mobile dental clinics in Tennessee shall:

(a) Maintain all dental records as provided in Rule 0460-02-.12.

(b) Observe all patient rights as provided in Rule 0460-01-.16.

(c) Obtain written, informed consent when treating a minor.

(d) Comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances

regulating radiographic equipment, flammability, construction, and zoning.

(e) Obtain all applicable county and city licenses or permits to operate the facility.

(f) Comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances regarding infection control and sanitation procedures, including:

  • Provide access to a ramp or lift if services are provided to disabled persons.

  • Have access to a properly functioning sterilization system.

  • Have access to an adequate supply of potable water, including hot water.

  • Have access to toilet facilities.

  • Have a covered galvanized, stainless steel, or other non-corrosive metal

  • container for deposit of refuse and waste materials; and,

  • Comply with Rule 0460-01-.11.

 

The mobile dental clinic must have:

(a) A dental treatment chair;

(b) A dental treatment light;

(c) A radiographic unit with appropriate processing equipment;

(d) A portable delivery system or an integrated system;

(e) An evacuation unit suitable for dental surgical use;

(f) Equipment to treat medical emergencies; and,

(g) Appropriate and sufficient dental instruments and infection control supplies.

 

School-based prevention programs whose mobile dental clinics provide only dental screenings, oral health education, oral evaluations, topical fluoride, and sealant application are not required to have the equipment listed in subparagraphs (3)(c), (3)(e) and (3)(f) of this rule.

The driver of the mobile dental clinic must possess a valid operator’s license appropriate for the type vehicle being driven and not have any violations related to the operation of a motor vehicle in the last three (3) years, and not have any violations involving alcohol or illegal substances related to the operation of a motor vehicle in the last ten (10) years.

 

All dental hygienists and dental assistants assisting the dentist must be currently licensed and registered with the Tennessee Board of Dentistry.

 

Dental hygienists may perform delegable procedures for patients of record of their employer dentist who reside in nursing homes pursuant to Rule 0460-03-.09(2).

 

When treating a nursing home patient, the dentist must comply with Rule 0460-01-.15

 

0460-01-.15 TREATMENT OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS. 

 

When treating a nursing home patient in a mobile clinic or in a nursing home, the dentist must:

(1) Record in both the dental record and the nursing home patient record the procedures

performed.

(2) Record in the dental record the name of the facility where the patient resides.

(3) Obtain written informed consent from the patient or if patient is unable to fully understand and give informed consent, consent must be obtained from the legal guardian of the patient. If a power of attorney is on file in the nursing home for the patient, the written informed consent must be obtained from the person who holds the authority under the power of attorney. It is the responsibility of the dentist to ascertain whether or not a power of attorney is on file for the patient before evaluation of the patient by the dentist; and,

(4) Consult with the patient’s physician when medically indicated.


 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Medical Examiners

665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor

Nashville, TN 37243 AND

Phone: (615) 532‐4384

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Statutes pertaining to this Board

  • T. C. A. 63-1 (Division of Health Related Boards), 

  • T.C.A. 63-6 (Medicine and Surgery) and 

  • T.C.A. 63-2 (Medical Records)

Rules: 0880 - Board of Medical Examiners

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

44 - Texas

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

State Board of Dental Examiners 

333 Guadalupe Street, Tower 3, Suite 800 

Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 463‐6400

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

The Dental Practice Act is found in Chapters 251 through 267 of the Texas Occupations Code

TSBDE Rules and Regulations

 

Quick Links:

Licensing Mobile Facilities

Registration Requirements

Mobile Dental Facility or Portable Dental Unit Permit Application

Annual Renewal of Mobile Dental Facility & Portable Dental Unit Permit

Annual Reporting Requirement for Mobile Facilities & Portable Dental Units

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Must obtain a mobile clinic permit ($120 fee)

  • Must have a written procedure for follow‐up care

  • Must have ready access to a sterilization system

  • Must have ready access to an adequate supply of potable water

  • Must have ready access to toilet facilities

  • Required Dental Equipment:

    • Dental Chair

    • Dental Light

    • Dental Unit (delivery system) 

    • X‐Ray w/ Lead Apron

    • Vacuum System

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Texas Medical Board  

333 Guadalupe Tower 3, Suite 610       

Austin, TX 78701        

Phone: (512) 305‐7010 

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Texas Medical Board Laws / Medical Practice Act

Current Board Rules

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

 

45 - Utah

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Utah Board of Dentistry

160 East 300 South

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Phone: (801) 530‐6628

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dentist and Dental Hygienist Practice Act, 58-69 (05/08/2018)

Dentist and Dental Hygienist Practice Act Rule, R156-69 (12/22/2015)

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Utah Board of Medicine

160 East 300 South

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Phone: (801) 530‐6628

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Utah Medical Practice Act, 58-67 (12/03/2018)

Utah Medical Practice Act Rule, R156-67 (12/23/2019)

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

46 - Vermont

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dental Examiners

89 Main Street, 3rd Floor

Montpelier VT 05620‐3402

Phone: (802) 828‐2390

 

Vermont Health Dept: Dental and Primary Care

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dental Statutes

Administrative Rules

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Vermont Board of Medical Practice

108 Cherry Street, 2nd Floor

Burlington, VT 05402‐0070

Phone: (802) 657‐4220

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Title 26: Professions and Occupations, Chapter: 23: Medicine

Title 26: Professions and Occupations, Chapter 31: Physician Assistants

Board Rules


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

47 - Virginia

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dentistry 

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 

Henrico, VA 23233‐1463 

Phone: (804) 367‐4538

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Laws Governing Dentistry & Dental Hygiene (Chapter 27)

Drug Laws for Practitioners

Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry - 9/4/2019

 

Application for Registration of a Mobile Dental Facility or Portable Dental Operation

Practice of a Dental Hygienist under Remote Supervision

Storing and Dispensing Drugs from Mobile Units

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Must register with the State Dental Board ($250 fee)

  • Must have a written procedure for follow‐up care

  • Must maintain a written or electronic patient record where services are performed 

  • Must have ready access to an adequate supply of potable water

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Medicine

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite

Henrico Virginia 23233‐1463

Phone: (804) 367‐4600

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Rules & Statutes

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

Storing and Dispensing Drugs from Mobile Units

48 - Washington

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Dental Health Care Quality Assurance

P.O. Box 47852

Olympia, Washington 98504

Phone: (360) 236‐4700

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dentistry: Chapter 18.32 RCW

Dental professionals: Chapter 18.260 RCW

Dental anesthesia assistants: Chapter 18.350 RCW

Dental hygienists: Chapter 18.29 RCW


 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Department of Health - Medical Commission

111 Israel Rd. S.E.

Tumwater, WA 98501

Phone: (360) 236‐2750

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Current Rules & Regulations

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

49 - West Virginia

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Board of Dentistry 

1319 Robert C. Byrd Drive 

Crab Orchard, WV 25827 

Phone: (877) 914‐8266

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Laws & Rules

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF DENTISTRY SERIES 14 MOBILE DENTAL FACILITIES

Permit Application for Mobile Dental Facilities

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Must obtain a mobile clinic permit ($250 Non‐profit or $1,500 for-profit organizations)

  • The permit must be renewed annually

  • Must have a written procedure for follow‐up care

  • Must maintain a written or electronic patient record at each location where services are performed

  • Must have a written policy for infection control

  • Must provide handicap access via ramp or lift

  • Must have ready access to an adequate supply Series 14 for Mobile Dental of potable water 

  • Must have ready access to toilet facilities 

  • Required Dental Equipment:

    • Dental Chair

    • Dental Light AND

    • Dental Unit (delivery system)

    • X‐Ray w/ Lead Apron

    • Vacuum System

    • appropriate & sufficient instruments & supplies on hand (gloves, face masks, etc.)

  • Must have covered stainless steel trash cans

  • Must have a Carbon Monoxide Detector and Smoke Detector installed

  • Must have an AED (Defibrillator) on board


 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

WV Board of Medicine and Sterilization procedures

101 Dee Drive Suite 103

Charleston WV 25311

Phone: (304) 558‐2921

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

West Virginia Medical Practice Act

Legislative & Procedural Rules

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

50 - Wisconsin

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Dentistry Examining Board 

Dept of Safety and Professional Svcs 

1400 East Washington Avenue, Room 112

Madison, WI 53703

Phone: (608) 266‐2112

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Statutes and Administrative Code

Chapter DE 10

Mobile Dentistry Program Registration and Forms

Renewal Forms

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

  • Must register with the State Dental Board 

  • Must have a written procedure for follow‐up care

  • Must maintain a written or electronic patient record where services are performed

 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Medical Examining Board

Dept of Safety and Professional Svcs

1400 East Washington Avenue

Room 112 N/A

Madison, WI 53703

Phone: (608) 266‐2112


 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Statutes & Administration Rules

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile exam or medical care

51 - Wyoming

DENTAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners

2001 Capitol Ave, Room 103

Cheyenne WY 82002

Phone: (307) 777‐7387

 

DENTAL REGULATIONS

Dental Practice Act

Complete Rules and Regs

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

No specific rules for mobile dental care

Wyoming Dental Association

Wyoming Dental Hygienists' Association


 

MEDICAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Wyoming Board of Medicine

130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite A

Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: (307) 778‐7053

 

MEDICAL REGULATIONS

Wyoming Medical Practice Act

Interstate Medical Licensure Act

 

Quick Requirements Reference:

A mobile medical unit is defined as a Freestanding Diagnostic Testing Center – a mobile, relocatable, or transportable facility capable of providing a wide array of outpatient diagnostic testing services and minimally invasive procedures

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