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32-1979.02 - Oral fluoride varnish; prescription and administration authority; requirements
32-1979.02. Oral fluoride varnish; prescription and administration authority; requirements
A. A pharmacist who is licensed pursuant to this chapter and who meets the requirements of this section may prescribe and administer oral fluoride varnish.
B. A pharmacist who wishes to administer oral fluoride varnish pursuant to this section shall successfully complete a course of training accredited by the accreditation council for pharmacy education on the use of a caries risk assessment and oral fluoride varnish application, or other board-approved training that complies with American dental association guidelines.
C. A pharmacist who administers oral fluoride varnish pursuant to this section shall do all of the following:
1. Perform a caries risk assessment with each patient and make any necessary referrals to a dentist or physician for moderate or high-risk patients within five business days.
2. Provide each patient with a fluoride record card to be shared with other providers to track fluoride treatments.
3. Inform each patient that fluoride varnish is not sufficient dental care and encourage each patient to see a dentist on a regular basis.
4. Make and keep records for at least one year following the administration of oral fluoride varnish.
D. A pharmacist may not give or receive, either directly or indirectly, a payment, kickback, rebate, bonus or other remuneration for a referral to a dentist or physician pursuant to subsection C of this section.