Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal of the Illinois Dental Practice Act to January 1, 2016. Amends the Illinois Dental Practice Act. Defines "titration" and "dental emergency responder". Prohibits the titration of orally administered sedative agents that exceeds the maximum recommended dose. Provides that a dentist shall not be required to maintain a general license in addition to a specialty license. Provides that restricted faculty licenses shall be valid for a period of 3 years, rather than 2 years. Provides that each license issued under the Act shall be valid for 3 years, rather than being set by rule of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Changes continuing education requirements for hours of study. Provides that a surviving spouse or certain other interested parties in an estate may employ, contract with, or otherwise make arrangements for a dentist or dentists to temporarily continue to operate a dental practice under the name of a deceased or incapacitated dentist under certain specified circumstances. Provides that dentists shall be entitled to reasonable reimbursement for the costs of reproducing patient dental records. Provides that a dentist or dental hygienist who is a dental emergency responder acts within the bounds of his or her license when he or she provides care during a declared local, State, or national emergency. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Dental Practice Act. Provides that the executor or administrator of a dentist's estate or the legal guardian or authorized representative of an incapacitated dentist may contract with another dentist or dentists to continue the operations of the deceased or incapacitated dentist's practice. Sets forth provisions concerning Department and patient notification and violations. Makes related changes.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Amends the bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1. Provides that upon service by certified mail to the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative (instead of just the executor or guardian) and the contracting dentist or dentists, of notice of an order immediately terminating the operations of the dental practice, the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative (instead of just the executor or guardian) may petition the Department for a hearing.