Can licensed dental hygienists administer local anesthesia?

A Florida licensed dental hygienist, under the direct supervision of a dentist may administer local anesthesia to a non-sedated patient who is 18 years of age or older. Dental hygienists must complete a course in the administration of local anesthesia which is offered by a dental or dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The course must include a minimum of 30 hours of didactic instruction and 30 hours of clinical experience and instruction in subject areas as specified in s. 466.017(5)(a), Florida Statutes.