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(225 ILCS 25/19.2)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Temporary permit for free dental care.
(a) The Department may issue a temporary permit authorizing the practice in this State, without compensation, of dentistry or dental hygiene to an applicant who is licensed to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in another state, if all of the following apply:
(1) The Department determines that the applicant's
services will improve the welfare of Illinois residents.
(2) The Department determines that the applicant is
qualified and satisfies the criteria specified under Sections 9 and 13 of this Act, except for the examination requirement.
(b) The Department may not require the applicant to pass an examination as provided in subsection (e) of Section 9 of this Act in order to receive a temporary permit under this Section.
(c) A temporary permit under this Section shall authorize the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene in a specified area of the State for a period of time not to exceed 10 consecutive days in a year and may be renewed by the Department. The Department may require an applicant to pay a fee for the issuance or renewal of a permit under this Section.
(d) The Secretary may summarily terminate any permit issued pursuant to this Section, without a hearing, if the Secretary finds that evidence in his or her possession indicates that an individual permit holder's continuation in practice would constitute an imminent danger to the public. In the event that the Secretary summarily suspends a permit issued pursuant to this Section, the permit holder may petition the Department for a hearing in accordance with the provisions of this Act to reinstate his or her permit.
In addition to terminating any permit issued pursuant to this Section, the Department may issue a monetary penalty not to exceed $1,000 upon the permit holder and may notify any state in which the permit holder has been issued a license that his or her Illinois permit has been terminated and the reasons for the termination. The monetary penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record. It is the intent of the General Assembly that a permit issued pursuant to this Section shall be considered a privilege and not a property right.
(Source: P.A. 96-1222, eff. 7-23-10