Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 439.279
State Public Health Dental Hygienist: Appointment; classification; qualifications; duties; outside pursuits; solicitation and acceptance of gifts and grants.


The Division shall appoint, with the consent of the Director, a State Public Health Dental Hygienist, who may serve in the unclassified service of the State or as a contractor for the Division. The State Public Health Dental Hygienist must:


Be a resident of this State;


Hold a current license to practice dental hygiene issued pursuant to chapter 631 of NRS with a special endorsement issued pursuant to NRS 631.287; and


Be appointed on the basis of his or her education, training and experience and his or her interest in public health dental hygiene and related programs.


The State Public Health Dental Hygienist:


Shall work collaboratively with the State Dental Health Officer in carrying out his or her duties; and




Provide advice and make recommendations to the Advisory Committee and the Division regarding programs in this State for public health dental hygiene; and


Perform any acts authorized pursuant to NRS 631.287.


The State Public Health Dental Hygienist shall devote all of his or her time to the business of his or her office and shall not pursue any other business or vocation or hold any other office of profit.


The Division may solicit and accept gifts and grants to pay the costs associated with the position of State Public Health Dental Hygienist.
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Feb. 5, 2021