TDIC has issued this statement:
TDIC covers policyholders in Oregon who provide in-office vaccinations as allowed by license, state board.
The Dentists Insurance Company’s Professional Liability insurance covers policyholders in Oregon who perform any vaccination in the dental office if the vaccination is allowed by the individual’s dental license and the state board of dentistry.
Under Oregon state law that took effect in January 2020, dentists can prescribe and administer any vaccine to any age group after completing additional continuing education training. Dentists in Oregon who administer vaccines must also meet all the vaccine storage and reporting requirements mandated by the state.
Dentists are already skilled at administering injections, and because they may see patients who do not regularly see their physician or seek medical care, they are well-poised to reach thousands more patients to help prevent the flu, HPV and other disease and save lives.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved a COVID-19 vaccine for safe and effective public use, but provided licensed dentists in Oregon have the required training and can meet the storage requirements of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, TDIC Professional Liability insurance policyholders in Oregon will be covered for providing the COVID-19 vaccination in the dental office.
TDIC Professional Liability coverage in Oregon follows the scope of practice set forth by the dental board. This ensures that you are covered should changes be made to the scope of dentistry by the presiding dental board.
Coverage specifically underwritten by The Dentists Insurance Company includes Professional Liability, Commercial Property and Cyber Suite Liability. Available coverage limits and discounts vary by carrier and are subject to carrier underwriting.