Pupils of public and private elementary and secondary schools, except pupils of community colleges, shall be provided the opportunity to receive within the school year the topical application of fluoride, including fluoride varnish, or other decay-inhibiting agent to the teeth in the manner approved by the department. The program of topical application shall be under the general direction of a dentist licensed in the state. Topical application of fluoride may include, according to the prescription and protocol established by the dentist, self-application or application by another person.
(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 119, Sec. 3.)