Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Dental Practice Act. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, by rule, shall prescribe the circumstances under which a dental hygienist is prohibited from using emerging scientific techniques or technology or, alternatively, may prescribe the training, experience, and supervision required in order for a dental hygienist to use such techniques or technology. Provides that the dental hygienist members of the Board of Dentistry shall not participate in rulemaking or disciplinary cases that involve clinical standards or clinical judgments by dentists. Requires every complete upper and lower denture and removable dental prosthesis fabricated by a dentist or pursuant to a dentist's prescription to be marked with the name (instead of the name or social security number or both) of the patient for whom the prosthesis is intended. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion. Makes related changes.