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Dental Hygiene: California Codes

Dental Hygienists must take a California Law and Ethics Exam in order to acquire a California license. As part of the exam, you are tested on:

  • Your knowledge of the laws governing dental hygienist functions, license maintenance, unprofessional conduct, and the Diversion Program. These laws are outlined in a variety of California Codes or Laws, such as the Business and Professions Code (BPC), Penal Code (Penal), and the Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC).
  • Your knowledge related to the ethical principles of the RDH profession (i.e. Informed Consent, Tolerance, Integrity, Professionalism, etc.)

For this exercise you will:

  1. Identify, find, and describe 5 assigned laws. (Four from the California Codes mentioned above and one from Diversion.)
  2. Identify, find, and describe 2 relevant ethical principles of the RDH profession.

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