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1. The Department shall apply to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for a waiver granted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1315 to authorize the Department to provide the dental care described in this section for persons with diabetes who are at least 21 years of age. To the extent authorized by the waiver and in accordance with any requirements of the waiver, including, without limitation, requirements concerning fiscal neutrality, such dental care must consist of an initial oral evaluation and, if that evaluation determines, in accordance with the criteria for periodontal disease prescribed by the American Academy of Periodontology or its successor organization, that:
(a) The person does not have periodontal disease:
(1) Dental prophylaxis for adults, an oral evaluation, the tracking and monitoring of glycosylated hemoglobin and notification of the person and his or her primary care provider, if any, concerning abnormal results once every 180 days;
(2) A comprehensive periodontal evaluation annually; and
(3) Filling of cavities, as necessary.
(b) The person has periodontal disease:
(1) Up to four quadrants of periodontal scaling and root planing every 36 months or, if periodontal scaling and root planing are determined to be unnecessary in accordance with the guidelines prescribed by the American Dental Association or its successor organization, dental prophylaxis for adults every 180 days;
(2) One periodontal maintenance procedure every 91 days;
(3) Tracking and monitoring of glycosylated hemoglobin and notification of the person and his or her primary care provider, if any, concerning abnormal results every 90 days; and
(4) Filling of cavities, as necessary.
2. The Director shall collaborate with the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department when carrying out the provisions of this section.
3. As used in this section, “dental prophylaxis” means the use of dental tools and polishing procedures to remove plaque, tartar and stains from the portion of the tooth that extends above the gum line.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Nevada Revised Statutes Title 38. Public Welfare § 422.27247. Application for federal waiver to provide certain dental care for certain persons - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nv/title-38-public-welfare/nv-rev-st-422-27247/
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