Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Dental Practice Act. Provides that a person who provides teledentistry is considered to practice dentistry under the Act. Provides that a dentist practicing teledentistry is subject to the same standard of care as if those services were being delivered in a clinic or office setting. Provides that a patient receiving dental services through teledentistry shall be provided with the name, direct telephone number, and physical practice address of the treating dentist who will be involved in the teledentistry services. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may adopt rules to implement the provisions of the use of teledentistry services. Provides that it shall be a violation of the Act for a provider of dental services utilizing care through teledentistry to require a patient to sign an agreement that limits in any way the patient's ability to write a review of services received or file a complaint with the Department or other regulatory agency. Provides that a person may not sell a clear aligner to a patient unless the person has received written or electronic confirmation from a dentist licensed in this State that the patient has received an intraoral or extraoral dental examination and has had a review of new or recently conducted x-rays, panoramic x-rays, computed tomography, bone imaging scans, or other appropriate diagnostic imaging sufficient to allow the dentist to detect conditions in the patient that would preclude or contraindicate the provision of safe orthodontic treatment. Provides that a person who sells a clear aligner to a patient shall maintain any documents for not less than 7 years after the date of sale. Defines "informed consent" and "clear aligner". Changes the definitions of "patient of record" and "teledentistry".
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill and makes the following changes. Provides that a dentist may only practice or utilize teledentistry on a patient of record. Provides that prior to providing teledentistry services to a patient, a dentist must obtain informed consent from the patient as to the treatment proposed to be offered through teledentistry by the dentist. Removes provisions providing for the prohibition on sale of clear aligners to the public.