Teledentistry, 27.12, 27.13
Amended Notice of Intended Action
Providing for a public hearing on rule making related to teledentistry
The Notice of Intended Action published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on March 27, 2019, as ARC 4359C, proposes to amend Chapter 27, "Standards of Practice and Principles of Professional Ethics," Iowa Administrative Code. In order to receive oral comments concerning ARC 4359C, the Dental Board hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held as follows:
July 24, 2019
Board Office, Suite D
400 S.W. Eighth Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.
Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Board and advise of specific needs.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 147.76, 153.33 and 272C.3.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 147.2, 153.13, 153.15, 153.17, and 153.38.
Purpose and Summary
The primary purpose of these proposed amendments is to define standards of practice for teledentistry. Technological advances have made it possible for dental services to be provided without an on-site dentist. New rule 650—27.12(153) expands access to dental services utilizing available technology. The new rule also establishes criteria to safely provide dental services while maintaining patient confidentiality.
A formal request was received to hold a public hearing.
Fiscal Impact, Jobs Impact, Waivers
Statements related to the fiscal impact, jobs impact, and waiver of this rule making may be found in the preamble of ARC 4359C.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).