Direct Access has Arrived!
ITS A GREAT DAY TO BE A HYGIENIST!
It's official. HB 1116 is law.
As of July 1, 2018, dental hygienists in Indiana can enter into access practice agreements with an Indiana licensed dentist. This allows patients to have direct access to a dental hygienist without prior authorization from a dentist. Thanks to the amazing hard work of your IDHA Leadership, this bill proudly passed through the Indiana House of Representatives and Senate with no votes of dissent. The bill was signed by Governor Holcomb on June 4, 2018.