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Public Act 099-0025





Public Act 099-0025
SB0748 EnrolledLRB099 02674 AMC 22681 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Dental Practice Act is amended by
changing Sections 4 and 54.2 as follows:
    (225 ILCS 25/4)   (from Ch. 111, par. 2304)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 4. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Address of record" means the designated address recorded
by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application
file or license file as maintained by the Department's
licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or
licensee to inform the Department of any change of address and
those changes must be made either through the Department's
website or by contacting the Department.
    "Department" means the Department of Financial and
Professional Regulation.
    "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and
Professional Regulation.
    "Board" means the Board of Dentistry.
    "Dentist" means a person who has received a general license
pursuant to paragraph (a) of Section 11 of this Act and who may
perform any intraoral and extraoral procedure required in the
practice of dentistry and to whom is reserved the
responsibilities specified in Section 17.
    "Dental hygienist" means a person who holds a license under
this Act to perform dental services as authorized by Section
    "Dental assistant" means an appropriately trained person
who, under the supervision of a dentist, provides dental
services as authorized by Section 17.
    "Dental laboratory" means a person, firm or corporation
        (i) engages in making, providing, repairing or
    altering dental prosthetic appliances and other artificial
    materials and devices which are returned to a dentist for
    insertion into the human oral cavity or which come in
    contact with its adjacent structures and tissues; and
        (ii) utilizes or employs a dental technician to provide
    such services; and
        (iii) performs such functions only for a dentist or
    "Supervision" means supervision of a dental hygienist or a
dental assistant requiring that a dentist authorize the
procedure, remain in the dental facility while the procedure is
performed, and approve the work performed by the dental
hygienist or dental assistant before dismissal of the patient,
but does not mean that the dentist must be present at all times
in the treatment room.
    "General supervision" means supervision of a dental
hygienist requiring that the patient be a patient of record,
that the dentist examine the patient in accordance with Section
18 prior to treatment by the dental hygienist, and that the
dentist authorize the procedures which are being carried out by
a notation in the patient's record, but not requiring that a
dentist be present when the authorized procedures are being
performed. The issuance of a prescription to a dental
laboratory by a dentist does not constitute general
    "Public member" means a person who is not a health
professional. For purposes of board membership, any person with
a significant financial interest in a health service or
profession is not a public member.
    "Dentistry" means the healing art which is concerned with
the examination, diagnosis, treatment planning and care of
conditions within the human oral cavity and its adjacent
tissues and structures, as further specified in Section 17.
    "Branches of dentistry" means the various specialties of
dentistry which, for purposes of this Act, shall be limited to
the following: endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery,
orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry,
periodontics, prosthodontics, and oral and maxillofacial
    "Specialist" means a dentist who has received a specialty
license pursuant to Section 11(b).
    "Dental technician" means a person who owns, operates or is
employed by a dental laboratory and engages in making,
providing, repairing or altering dental prosthetic appliances
and other artificial materials and devices which are returned
to a dentist for insertion into the human oral cavity or which
come in contact with its adjacent structures and tissues.
    "Impaired dentist" or "impaired dental hygienist" means a
dentist or dental hygienist who is unable to practice with
reasonable skill and safety because of a physical or mental
disability as evidenced by a written determination or written
consent based on clinical evidence, including deterioration
through the aging process, loss of motor skills, abuse of drugs
or alcohol, or a psychiatric disorder, of sufficient degree to
diminish the person's ability to deliver competent patient
    "Nurse" means a registered professional nurse, a certified
registered nurse anesthetist licensed as an advanced practice
nurse, or a licensed practical nurse licensed under the Nurse
Practice Act.
    "Patient of record" means a patient for whom the patient's
most recent dentist has obtained a relevant medical and dental
history and on whom the dentist has performed an examination
and evaluated the condition to be treated.
    "Dental emergency responder" means a dentist or dental
hygienist who is appropriately certified in disaster
preparedness, immunizations, and dental humanitarian emergency
medical response consistent with the Society of Disaster
Medicine and Public Health and training certified by the
National Incident Management System or the National Disaster
Life Support Foundation , as defined by the Department of Public
    "Mobile dental van or portable dental unit" means any
self-contained or portable dental unit in which dentistry is
practiced that can be moved, towed, or transported from one
location to another in order to establish a location where
dental services can be provided.
(Source: P.A. 97-526, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)
    (225 ILCS 25/54.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 54.2. Dental emergency responders. A dentist or dental
hygienist who is a dental emergency responder is deemed to be
acting within the bounds of his or her license when providing
disaster, immunizations, mobile, and humanitarian care during
a declared local, State, or national emergency.
(Source: P.A. 94-409, eff. 12-31-05.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2016