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PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
(225 ILCS 25/) Illinois Dental Practice Act.

225 ILCS 25/1

    (225 ILCS 25/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 2301)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 1. Short Title. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Dental Practice Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)

225 ILCS 25/2

    (225 ILCS 25/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 2302)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 2. Legislative Declaration of Public Policy. The practice of dentistry in the State of Illinois is hereby declared to affect the public health, safety and welfare and to be subject to regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that the dental profession merit and receive the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be permitted to practice dentistry in the State of Illinois. Despite the authority granted under this Act allowing dentists to delegate the performance of certain procedures to dental hygienists and dental assistants, nothing contained in this Act shall be construed in any way to relieve the supervising dentist from ultimate responsibility for the care of his or her patient. This Act shall be liberally construed to carry out these objects and purposes.
    It is further declared to be the public policy of this State, pursuant to subsections (h) and (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, that any power or function set forth in this Act to be exercised by the State is an exclusive State power or function. Such power or function shall not be exercised concurrently, either directly or indirectly, by any unit of local government, including home rule units, except as otherwise provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-80, eff. 6-30-95; 89-116, eff. 7-7-95.)

225 ILCS 25/3

    (225 ILCS 25/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 2303)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 3. Severability - Partial Invalidity. This Act is declared to be severable, and should any word, phrase, sentence, provision or section hereof be hereafter declared unconstitutional or otherwise invalid, the remainder of this Act shall not thereby be affected, but shall remain valid and in full force and effect for all intents and purposes.
(Source: P.A. 84-365.)

225 ILCS 25/4

    (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    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)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 18.
    "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 which:
        (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
    
dentists.
    "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 supervision.
    "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 radiology.
    "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 care.
    "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 emergency medical response, as defined by the Department of Public Health.
    "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 25/5

    (225 ILCS 25/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 2305)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 5. Powers and duties of Department. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Department shall exercise the following functions, powers and duties:
    (a) Conduct or authorize examinations to ascertain the fitness and qualifications of applicants for dental licenses or dental hygienist licenses, pass upon the qualifications of applicants for licenses, and issue licenses to such as are found to be fit and qualified.
    (b) Prescribe rules and regulations for a method of examination of candidates.
    (c) Prescribe rules and regulations defining what shall constitute an approved program, school, college or department of a university except that no program, school, college or department of a university that refuses admittance to applicants solely on account of race, color, creed, sex or national origin shall be approved.
    (d) Conduct hearings on proceedings to revoke, suspend, or on objection to the issuance of licenses and to revoke, suspend or refuse to issue such licenses.
    (e) Promulgate rules and regulations required for the administration of this Act.
    (f) The Department may require completion of a census by all licensed dentists in order to obtain relevant information regarding the availability of dental services within the State.
(Source: P.A. 94-1014, eff. 7-7-06.)

225 ILCS 25/5.5

    (225 ILCS 25/5.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 5.5. Impaired dentist. The Department shall establish by rule a program of care, counseling, and treatment for the impaired dentist.
(Source: P.A. 91-138, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 25/6

    (225 ILCS 25/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 2306)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 6. Board of Dentistry - Report By Majority Required. There is created a Board of Dentistry, to be composed of persons designated from time to time by the Secretary, as follows:
    Eleven persons, 8 of whom have been dentists for a period of 5 years or more; 2 of whom have been dental hygienists for a period of 5 years or more, and one public member. None of the members shall be an officer, dean, assistant dean, or associate dean of a dental college or dental department of an institute of learning, nor shall any member be the program director of any dental hygiene program. A board member who holds a faculty position in a dental school or dental hygiene program shall not participate in the examination of applicants for licenses from that school or program. The dental hygienists shall not participate in the examination of applicants for licenses to practice dentistry. The public member shall not participate in the examination of applicants for licenses to practice dentistry or dental hygiene. The board shall annually elect a chairman who shall be a dentist.
    Terms for all members shall be for 4 years. Partial terms over 2 years in length shall be considered as full terms. A member may be reappointed for a successive term, but no member shall serve more than 2 full terms in his or her lifetime.
    The membership of the Board shall include only residents from various geographic areas of this State and shall include at least some graduates from various institutions of dental education in this State.
    In making appointments to the Board the Secretary shall give due consideration to recommendations by organizations of the dental profession in Illinois, including the Illinois State Dental Society and Illinois Dental Hygienists Association, and shall promptly give due notice to such organizations of any vacancy in the membership of the Board. The Secretary may terminate the appointment of any member for cause which in the opinion of the Secretary reasonably justifies such termination.
    A vacancy in the membership of the Board shall not impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the Board. Any action to be taken by the Board under this Act may be authorized by resolution at any regular or special meeting, and each such resolution shall take effect immediately. The Board shall meet at least quarterly. The Board may adopt all rules and regulations necessary and incident to its powers and duties under this Act.
    The members of the Board shall each receive as compensation a reasonable sum as determined by the Secretary for each day actually engaged in the duties of the office, and all legitimate and necessary expense incurred in attending the meetings of the Board.
    Members of the Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon any disciplinary proceedings or other activities performed in good faith as members of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/7

    (225 ILCS 25/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 2307)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 7. Recommendations by the Board. The Secretary may consider the recommendations of the Board in establishing guidelines for professional conduct, for the conduct of formal disciplinary proceedings brought under this Act, and for establishing guidelines for qualifications of applicants. Notice of proposed rulemaking shall be transmitted to the Board and the Department shall review the response of the Board and any recommendations made therein. The Department may, at any time, seek the expert advice and knowledge of the Board on any matter relating to the administration or enforcement of this Act. The action or report in writing of a majority of the Board shall be sufficient authority upon which the Secretary may act.
    Whenever the Secretary is satisfied that substantial justice has not been done either in an examination or in the revocation, suspension or refusal to issue a license, the Secretary may order a reexamination or rehearing.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/7.5

    (225 ILCS 25/7.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 7.5. Emerging scientific technology and applications. In the interest of public safety, the Board may review emerging scientific technology and applications and, when appropriate, recommend that the Department adopt rules to govern the appropriate use and require the appropriate training needed for this technology by dental hygienists and assistants acting under the supervision of a dentist. "Emerging scientific technology" may include without limitation laser treatments and other treatments and potential treatments that, if used incorrectly, could have an adverse effect on patient health and safety.
(Source: P.A. 96-617, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 25/8

    (225 ILCS 25/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 2308)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 8. Necessity for Licensure of Dentists and Applications for Licenses. No person shall practice dentistry without first applying for and obtaining a license for such purpose from the Department.
    Applications shall be accompanied by the required fee.
    If an applicant neglects, fails without an approved excuse or refuses to take the next available examination offered for licensure under this Act, the fee paid by the applicant shall be forfeited to the Department and the application denied. If an applicant fails to pass an examination for licensure under this Act within 3 years after filing his application, the application shall be denied. However, such applicant may thereafter make a new application for examination accompanied by the required fee and provide evidence of meeting the requirements in effect at the time of the new application.
(Source: P.A. 89-80, eff. 6-30-95; 89-116, eff. 7-7-95; 89-626, eff. 8-9-96.)

225 ILCS 25/8.05

    (225 ILCS 25/8.05)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 8.05. Social Security Number on license application. In addition to any other information required to be contained in the application, every application for an original license under this Act shall include the applicant's Social Security Number, which shall be retained in the agency's records pertaining to the license. As soon as practical, the Department shall assign a customer's identification number to each applicant for a license.
    Every application for a renewal or restored license shall require the applicant's customer identification number.
(Source: P.A. 97-400, eff. 1-1-12.)

225 ILCS 25/8.1

    (225 ILCS 25/8.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 2308.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 8.1. Permit for the administration of anesthesia and sedation.
    (a) No licensed dentist shall administer general anesthesia, deep sedation, or conscious sedation without first applying for and obtaining a permit for such purpose from the Department. The Department shall issue such permit only after ascertaining that the applicant possesses the minimum qualifications necessary to protect public safety. A person with a dental degree who administers anesthesia, deep sedation, or conscious sedation in an approved hospital training program under the supervision of either a licensed dentist holding such permit or a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches shall not be required to obtain such permit.
    (b) In determining the minimum permit qualifications that are necessary to protect public safety, the Department, by rule, shall:
        (1) establish the minimum educational and training
    
requirements necessary for a dentist to be issued an appropriate permit;
        (2) establish the standards for properly equipped
    
dental facilities (other than licensed hospitals and ambulatory surgical treatment centers) in which general anesthesia, deep sedation, or conscious sedation is administered, as necessary to protect public safety;
        (3) establish minimum requirements for all persons
    
who assist the dentist in the administration of general anesthesia, deep sedation, or conscious sedation, including minimum training requirements for each member of the dental team, monitoring requirements, recordkeeping requirements, and emergency procedures; and
        (4) ensure that the dentist and all persons assisting
    
the dentist or monitoring the administration of general anesthesia, deep sedation, or conscious sedation maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).
        (5) establish continuing education requirements in
    
sedation techniques for dentists who possess a permit under this Section.
When establishing requirements under this Section, the Department shall consider the current American Dental Association guidelines on sedation and general anesthesia, the current "Guidelines for Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients During and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures" established by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the current parameters of care and Office Anesthesia Evaluation (OAE) Manual established by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
    (c) A licensed dentist must hold an appropriate permit issued under this Section in order to perform dentistry while a nurse anesthetist administers conscious sedation, and a valid written collaborative agreement must exist between the dentist and the nurse anesthetist, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.
    A licensed dentist must hold an appropriate permit issued under this Section in order to perform dentistry while a nurse anesthetist administers deep sedation or general anesthesia, and a valid written collaborative agreement must exist between the dentist and the nurse anesthetist, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.
    For the purposes of this subsection (c), "nurse anesthetist" means a licensed certified registered nurse anesthetist who holds a license as an advanced practice nurse.
(Source: P.A. 95-399, eff. 1-1-08; 95-639, eff. 1-1-08; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

225 ILCS 25/8.5

    (225 ILCS 25/8.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 8.5. Unlicensed practice; violation; civil penalty.
    (a) Any person who practices, offers to practice, attempts to practice, or holds oneself out to practice dentistry without being licensed under this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each offense as determined by the Department. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act regarding the provision of a hearing for the discipline of a licensee.
    (b) The Department has the authority and power to investigate any and all unlicensed activity.
    (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil 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.
(Source: P.A. 88-223; 89-80, eff. 6-30-95.)

225 ILCS 25/9

    (225 ILCS 25/9) (from Ch. 111, par. 2309)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 9. Qualifications of Applicants for Dental Licenses. The Department shall require that each applicant for a license to practice dentistry shall:
        (a) (Blank).
        (b) Be at least 21 years of age and of good moral
    
character.
        (c) (1) Present satisfactory evidence of completion
    
of dental education by graduation from a dental college or school in the United States or Canada approved by the Department. The Department shall not approve any dental college or school which does not require at least (A) 60 semester hours of collegiate credit or the equivalent in acceptable subjects from a college or university before admission, and (B) completion of at least 4 academic years of instruction or the equivalent in an approved dental college or school that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; or
        (2) Present satisfactory evidence of completion of
    
dental education by graduation from a dental college or school outside the United States or Canada and provide satisfactory evidence that:
            (A) (blank);
            (B) the applicant has completed a minimum of 2
        
academic years of general dental clinical training at a dental college or school in the United States or Canada approved by the Department, however, an accredited advanced dental education program approved by the Department of no less than 2 years may be substituted for the 2 academic years of general dental clinical training and an applicant who was enrolled for not less than one year in an approved clinical program prior to January 1, 1993 at an Illinois dental college or school shall be required to complete only that program; and
            (C) the applicant has received certification from
        
the dean of an approved dental college or school in the United States or Canada or the program director of an approved advanced dental education program stating that the applicant has achieved the same level of scientific knowledge and clinical competence as required of all graduates of the college, school, or advanced dental education program.
        Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent
    
either the Department or any dental college or school from establishing higher standards than specified in this Act.
        (d) (Blank).
        (e) Present satisfactory evidence that the applicant
    
has passed both parts of the National Board Dental Examination administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations and has successfully completed an examination conducted by one of the following regional testing services: the Central Regional Dental Testing Service, Inc. (CRDTS), the Southern Regional Testing Agency, Inc. (SRTA), the Western Regional Examining Board (WREB), the North East Regional Board (NERB), or the Council of Interstate Testing Agencies (CITA). For purposes of this Section, successful completion shall mean that the applicant has achieved a minimum passing score as determined by the applicable regional testing service. The Secretary may suspend a regional testing service under this subsection (e) if, after proper notice and hearing, it is established that (i) the integrity of the examination has been breached so as to make future test results unreliable or (ii) the test is fundamentally deficient in testing clinical competency.
    In determining professional capacity under this Section, any individual who has not been actively engaged in the practice of dentistry, has not been a dental student, or has not been engaged in a formal program of dental education during the 5 years immediately preceding the filing of an application may be required to complete such additional testing, training, or remedial education as the Board may deem necessary in order to establish the applicant's present capacity to practice dentistry with reasonable judgment, skill, and safety.
(Source: P.A. 96-14, eff. 6-19-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 96-1222, eff. 7-23-10; 97-526, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/10

    (225 ILCS 25/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 2310)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 10. Examinations for Dental Licensure. Examination shall be made in writing in all theoretical subjects. Both theoretical and practical examinations shall be of a character to give a fair test of the qualifications of the applicant to practice dentistry. The examination papers and all grading thereon, and the grading of the practical work, shall be deemed public documents, and preserved for a period of not less than 2 years after the Department shall have made and published its decisions thereon. All examinations shall be conducted or authorized under fair and wholly impartial methods.
(Source: P.A. 84-365.)

225 ILCS 25/11

    (225 ILCS 25/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 2311)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 11. Types of Dental Licenses. The Department shall have the authority to issue the following types of licenses:
    (a) General licenses. The Department shall issue a license authorizing practice as a dentist to any person who qualifies for a license under this Act.
    (b) Specialty licenses. The Department shall issue a license authorizing practice as a specialist in any particular branch of dentistry to any dentist who has complied with the requirements established for that particular branch of dentistry at the time of making application. The Department shall establish additional requirements of any dentist who announces or holds himself or herself out to the public as a specialist or as being specially qualified in any particular branch of dentistry.
    No dentist shall announce or hold himself or herself out to the public as a specialist or as being specially qualified in any particular branch of dentistry unless he or she is licensed to practice in that specialty of dentistry.
    The fact that any dentist shall announce by card, letterhead or any other form of communication using terms as "Specialist," "Practice Limited To" or "Limited to Specialty of" with the name of the branch of dentistry practiced as a specialty, or shall use equivalent words or phrases to announce the same, shall be prima facie evidence that the dentist is holding himself or herself out to the public as a specialist.
    (c) Temporary training licenses. Persons who wish to pursue specialty or other advanced clinical educational programs in an approved dental school or a hospital situated in this State, or persons who wish to pursue programs of specialty training in dental public health in public agencies in this State, may receive without examination, in the discretion of the Department, a temporary training license. In order to receive a temporary training license under this subsection, an applicant shall furnish satisfactory proof to the Department that:
        (1) The applicant is at least 21 years of age and is
    
of good moral character. In determining moral character under this Section, the Department may take into consideration any felony conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction shall not operate as bar to licensure;
        (2) The applicant has been accepted or appointed for
    
specialty or residency training by an approved hospital situated in this State, by an approved dental school situated in this State, or by a public health agency in this State the training programs of which are recognized and approved by the Department. The applicant shall indicate the beginning and ending dates of the period for which he or she has been accepted or appointed;
        (3) The applicant is a graduate of a dental school or
    
college approved and in good standing in the judgment of the Department. The Department may consider diplomas or certifications of education, or both, accompanied by transcripts of course work and credits awarded to determine if an applicant has graduated from a dental school or college approved and in good standing. The Department may also consider diplomas or certifications of education, or both, accompanied by transcripts of course work and credits awarded in determining whether a dental school or college is approved and in good standing.
    Temporary training licenses issued under this Section shall be valid only for the duration of the period of residency or specialty training and may be extended or renewed as prescribed by rule. The holder of a valid temporary training license shall be entitled thereby to perform acts as may be prescribed by and incidental to his or her program of residency or specialty training; but he or she shall not be entitled to engage in the practice of dentistry in this State.
    A temporary training license may be revoked by the Department upon proof that the holder has engaged in the practice of dentistry in this State outside of his or her program of residency or specialty training, or if the holder shall fail to supply the Department, within 10 days of its request, with information as to his or her current status and activities in his or her specialty training program.
    (d) Restricted faculty licenses. Persons who have received full-time appointments to teach dentistry at an approved dental school or hospital situated in this State may receive without examination, in the discretion of the Department, a restricted faculty license. In order to receive a restricted faculty license an applicant shall furnish satisfactory proof to the Department that:
        (1) The applicant is at least 21 years of age, is of
    
good moral character and is licensed to practice dentistry in another state or country; and
        (2) The applicant has a full-time appointment to
    
teach dentistry at an approved dental school or hospital situated in this State.
    Restricted faculty licenses issued under this Section shall be valid for a period of 3 years and may be extended or renewed. The holder of a valid restricted faculty license may perform acts as may be required by his or her teaching of dentistry. In addition, the holder of a restricted faculty license may practice general dentistry or in his or her area of specialty, but only in a clinic or office affiliated with the dental school. Any restricted faculty license issued to a faculty member under this Section shall terminate immediately and automatically, without any further action by the Department, if the holder ceases to be a faculty member at an approved dental school or hospital in this State.
    The Department may revoke a restricted faculty license for a violation of this Act or its rules, or if the holder fails to supply the Department, within 10 days of its request, with information as to his current status and activities in his teaching program.
    (e) Inactive status. Any person who holds one of the licenses under subsection (a) or (b) of Section 11 or under Section 12 of this Act may elect, upon payment of the required fee, to place his or her license on an inactive status and shall, subject to the rules of the Department, be excused from the payment of renewal fees until he or she notifies the Department in writing of his or her desire to resume active status.
    Any licensee requesting restoration from inactive status shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and upon payment the Department shall be required to restore his or her license, as provided in Section 16 of this Act.
    Any licensee whose license is in an inactive status shall not practice in the State of Illinois.
    (f) Certificates of Identification. In addition to the licenses authorized by this Section, the Department shall deliver to each dentist a certificate of identification in a form specified by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 94-409, eff. 12-31-05.)

225 ILCS 25/12

    (225 ILCS 25/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 2312)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 12. Necessity for Licensure of Dental Hygienists. No person, unless a dentist, shall perform the operative procedures of dental hygiene without first applying for and obtaining a license for such purpose.
    The Department shall issue a license authorizing practice as a dental hygienist to any person who qualifies for such license pursuant to this Act.
    In addition to the license authorized by this Section the Department shall deliver to each dental hygienist a separate certificate of identification in a form specified by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 89-80, eff. 6-30-95; 89-116, eff. 7-7-95.)

225 ILCS 25/13

    (225 ILCS 25/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 2313)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 13. Qualifications of Applicants for Dental Hygienists. Every person who desires to obtain a license as a dental hygienist shall apply to the Department in writing, upon forms prepared and furnished by the Department. Each application shall contain proof of the particular qualifications required of the applicant, shall be verified by the applicant, under oath, and shall be accompanied by the required examination fee.
    The Department shall require that every applicant for a license as a dental hygienist shall:
    (1) (Blank).
    (2) Be a graduate of high school or its equivalent.
    (3) Present satisfactory evidence of having successfully completed 2 academic years of credit at a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
    (4) Submit evidence that he or she holds a currently valid certification to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The Department shall adopt rules establishing criteria for certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The rules of the Department shall provide for variances only in instances where the applicant is physically disabled and therefore unable to secure such certification.
    (5) (Blank).
    (6) Present satisfactory evidence that the applicant has passed the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations and has successfully completed an examination conducted by one of the following regional testing services: the Central Regional Dental Testing Service, Inc. (CRDTS), the Southern Regional Testing Agency, Inc. (SRTA), the Western Regional Examining Board (WREB), or the North East Regional Board (NERB). For the purposes of this Section, successful completion shall mean that the applicant has achieved a minimum passing score as determined by the applicable regional testing service. The Secretary may suspend a regional testing service under this item (6) if, after proper notice and hearing, it is established that (i) the integrity of the examination has been breached so as to make future test results unreliable or (ii) the examination is fundamentally deficient in testing clinical competency.
(Source: P.A. 96-14, eff. 6-19-09; 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/14

    (225 ILCS 25/14) (from Ch. 111, par. 2314)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 14. Examination for licensure as dental hygienists. The Department shall conduct or authorize examinations of applicants for licensure as dental hygienists at such times and places as it may determine.
    The examination of applicants for licensure as dental hygienists may include both practical demonstrations and written and oral tests and shall encompass the subjects usually taught in programs of dental hygiene, approved by the Department.
    If an applicant fails to pass an examination for licensure under this Act within 3 years after filing his or her application, the application shall be denied. The applicant, however, may thereafter make a new application for examination accompanied by the required fee and provide evidence of meeting the requirements in effect at the time of the new application.
(Source: P.A. 89-80, eff. 6-30-95; 89-116, eff. 7-7-95.)

225 ILCS 25/15

    (225 ILCS 25/15) (from Ch. 111, par. 2315)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 15. List of Dentists and Dental Hygienists. The Department shall maintain a list of the names and addresses of all dentists and dental hygienists and of all persons whose licenses have been suspended or revoked, together with such other information relative to the enforcement of the provisions of this Act as it may deem of interest to the public. Such lists shall also be mailed by the Department to any person upon request and payment of the required fee. In addition, the Department shall keep available for inquiry or inspection a similar list of all persons whose licenses have been suspended or revoked in the interim between such published lists. All lists required to be published or kept by this Section shall be arranged alphabetically.
(Source: P.A. 89-80, eff. 6-30-95; 89-116, eff. 7-7-95.)

225 ILCS 25/16

    (225 ILCS 25/16) (from Ch. 111, par. 2316)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 16. Expiration, renewal and restoration of licenses. The expiration date and renewal date for each license issued under this Act shall be set by rule. The renewal period for each license issued under this Act shall be 3 years. A dentist or dental hygienist may renew a license during the month preceding its expiration date by paying the required fee. A dentist or dental hygienist shall provide proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification intended for health care providers at the time of renewal as provided by rule. Basic Life Support certification training taken as a requirement of this Section shall be counted for no more than 4 hours during each licensure period towards the continuing education hours under Section 16.1 of this Act. The Department shall provide by rule for exemptions from this requirement for a dentist or dental hygienist with a physical disability that would preclude him or her from performing BLS.
    Any dentist or dental hygienist whose license has expired or whose license is on inactive status may have his license restored at any time within 5 years after the expiration thereof, upon payment of the required fee and a showing of proof of compliance with current continuing education requirements, as provided by rule.
    Any person whose license has been expired for more than 5 years or who has had his license on inactive status for more than 5 years may have his license restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department of taking continuing education and of his fitness to have the license restored, including sworn evidence certifying to active practice in another jurisdiction, and by paying the required restoration fee. A person practicing on an expired license is deemed to be practicing without a license. However, a holder of a license may renew the license within 90 days after its expiration by complying with the requirements for renewal and payment of an additional fee. A license renewal within 90 days after expiration shall be effective retroactively to the expiration date.
    If a person whose license has expired or who has had his license on inactive status for more than 5 years has not maintained an active practice satisfactory to the department, the Department shall determine, by an evaluation process established by rule, his or her fitness to resume active status and may require the person to complete a period of evaluated clinical experience and may require successful completion of a practical examination.
    However, any person whose license expired while he or she was (i) on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or called into service or training by the State militia or (ii) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service, may have his or her license renewed, reinstated, or restored without paying any lapsed renewal or restoration fee, if within 2 years after termination of such service, training, or education other than by dishonorable discharge, he or she furnishes the Department with satisfactory proof that he or she has been so engaged and that his or her service, training, or education has been so terminated.
(Source: P.A. 97-526, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12; 98-147, eff. 1-1-14.)

225 ILCS 25/16.1

    (225 ILCS 25/16.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 2316.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 16.1. Continuing education. The Department shall promulgate rules of continuing education for persons licensed under this Act. In establishing rules, the Department shall require a minimum of 48 hours of study in approved courses for dentists during each 3-year licensing period and a minimum of 36 hours of study in approved courses for dental hygienists during each 3-year licensing period.
    The Department shall approve only courses that are relevant to the treatment and care of patients, including, but not limited to, clinical courses in dentistry and dental hygiene and nonclinical courses such as patient management, legal and ethical responsibilities, and stress management. The Department shall allow up to 4 hours of continuing education credit hours per license renewal period for volunteer hours spent providing clinical services at, or sponsored by, a nonprofit community clinic, local or state health department, or a charity event. Courses shall not be approved in such subjects as estate and financial planning, investments, or personal health. Approved courses may include, but shall not be limited to, courses that are offered or sponsored by approved colleges, universities, and hospitals and by recognized national, State, and local dental and dental hygiene organizations.
    No license shall be renewed unless the renewal application is accompanied by an affidavit indicating that the applicant has completed the required minimum number of hours of continuing education in approved courses as required by this Section. The affidavit shall not require a listing of courses. The affidavit shall be a prima facie evidence that the applicant has obtained the minimum number of required continuing education hours in approved courses. The Department shall not be obligated to conduct random audits or otherwise independently verify that an applicant has met the continuing education requirement. The Department, however, may not conduct random audits of more than 10% of the licensed dentists and dental hygienists in any one licensing cycle to verify compliance with continuing education requirements. If the Department, however, receives a complaint that a licensee has not completed the required continuing education or if the Department is investigating another alleged violation of this Act by a licensee, the Department may demand and shall be entitled to receive evidence from any licensee of completion of required continuing education courses for the most recently completed 3-year licensing period. Evidence of continuing education may include, but is not limited to, canceled checks, official verification forms of attendance, and continuing education recording forms, that demonstrate a reasonable record of attendance. The Board shall determine, in accordance with rules adopted by the Department, whether a licensee or applicant has met the continuing education requirements. Any dentist who holds more than one license under this Act shall be required to complete only the minimum number of hours of continuing education required for renewal of a single license. The Department may provide exemptions from continuing education requirements. The exemptions shall include, but shall not be limited to, dentists and dental hygienists who agree not to practice within the State during the licensing period because they are retired from practice.
(Source: P.A. 97-526, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/17

    (225 ILCS 25/17) (from Ch. 111, par. 2317)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 17. Acts Constituting the Practice of Dentistry. A person practices dentistry, within the meaning of this Act:
        (1) Who represents himself or herself as being able
    
to diagnose or diagnoses, treats, prescribes, or operates for any disease, pain, deformity, deficiency, injury, or physical condition of the human tooth, teeth, alveolar process, gums or jaw; or
        (2) Who is a manager, proprietor, operator or
    
conductor of a business where dental operations are performed; or
        (3) Who performs dental operations of any kind; or
        (4) Who uses an X-Ray machine or X-Ray films for
    
dental diagnostic purposes; or
        (5) Who extracts a human tooth or teeth, or corrects
    
or attempts to correct malpositions of the human teeth or jaws; or
        (6) Who offers or undertakes, by any means or method,
    
to diagnose, treat or remove stains, calculus, and bonding materials from human teeth or jaws; or
        (7) Who uses or administers local or general
    
anesthetics in the treatment of dental or oral diseases or in any preparation incident to a dental operation of any kind or character; or
        (8) Who takes impressions of the human tooth, teeth,
    
or jaws or performs any phase of any operation incident to the replacement of a part of a tooth, a tooth, teeth or associated tissues by means of a filling, crown, a bridge, a denture or other appliance; or
        (9) Who offers to furnish, supply, construct,
    
reproduce or repair, or who furnishes, supplies, constructs, reproduces or repairs, prosthetic dentures, bridges or other substitutes for natural teeth, to the user or prospective user thereof; or
        (10) Who instructs students on clinical matters or
    
performs any clinical operation included in the curricula of recognized dental schools and colleges; or
        (11) Who takes impressions of human teeth or places
    
his or her hands in the mouth of any person for the purpose of applying teeth whitening materials, or who takes impressions of human teeth or places his or her hands in the mouth of any person for the purpose of assisting in the application of teeth whitening materials. A person does not practice dentistry when he or she discloses to the consumer that he or she is not licensed as a dentist under this Act and (i) discusses the use of teeth whitening materials with a consumer purchasing these materials; (ii) provides instruction on the use of teeth whitening materials with a consumer purchasing these materials; or (iii) provides appropriate equipment on-site to the consumer for the consumer to self-apply teeth whitening materials.
    The fact that any person engages in or performs, or offers to engage in or perform, any of the practices, acts, or operations set forth in this Section, shall be prima facie evidence that such person is engaged in the practice of dentistry.
    The following practices, acts, and operations, however, are exempt from the operation of this Act:
        (a) The rendering of dental relief in emergency cases
    
in the practice of his or her profession by a physician or surgeon, licensed as such under the laws of this State, unless he or she undertakes to reproduce or reproduces lost parts of the human teeth in the mouth or to restore or replace lost or missing teeth in the mouth; or
        (b) The practice of dentistry in the discharge of
    
their official duties by dentists in any branch of the Armed Services of the United States, the United States Public Health Service, or the United States Veterans Administration; or
        (c) The practice of dentistry by students in their
    
course of study in dental schools or colleges approved by the Department, when acting under the direction and supervision of dentists acting as instructors; or
        (d) The practice of dentistry by clinical instructors
    
in the course of their teaching duties in dental schools or colleges approved by the Department:
            (i) when acting under the direction and
        
supervision of dentists, provided that such clinical instructors have instructed continuously in this State since January 1, 1986; or
            (ii) when holding the rank of full professor at
        
such approved dental school or college and possessing a current valid license or authorization to practice dentistry in another country; or
        (e) The practice of dentistry by licensed dentists of
    
other states or countries at meetings of the Illinois State Dental Society or component parts thereof, alumni meetings of dental colleges, or any other like dental organizations, while appearing as clinicians; or
        (f) The use of X-Ray machines for exposing X-Ray
    
films of dental or oral tissues by dental hygienists or dental assistants; or
        (g) The performance of any dental service by a dental
    
assistant, if such service is performed under the supervision and full responsibility of a dentist.
        For purposes of this paragraph (g), "dental service"
    
is defined to mean any intraoral procedure or act which shall be prescribed by rule or regulation of the Department. Dental service, however, shall not include:
            (1) Any and all diagnosis of or prescription for
        
treatment of disease, pain, deformity, deficiency, injury or physical condition of the human teeth or jaws, or adjacent structures.
            (2) Removal of, or restoration of, or addition to
        
the hard or soft tissues of the oral cavity, except for the placing, carving, and finishing of amalgam restorations by dental assistants who have had additional formal education and certification as determined by the Department. A dentist utilizing dental assistants shall not supervise more than 4 dental assistants at any one time for placing, carving, and finishing of amalgam restorations.
            (3) Any and all correction of malformation of
        
teeth or of the jaws.
            (4) Administration of anesthetics, except for
        
monitoring of nitrous oxide, conscious sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthetic as provided in Section 8.1 of this Act, that may be performed only after successful completion of a training program approved by the Department. A dentist utilizing dental assistants shall not supervise more than 4 dental assistants at any one time for the monitoring of nitrous oxide.
            (5) Removal of calculus from human teeth.
            (6) Taking of impressions for the fabrication of
        
prosthetic appliances, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, or other restorative or replacement dentistry.
            (7) The operative procedure of dental hygiene
        
consisting of oral prophylactic procedures, except for coronal polishing and pit and fissure sealants, which may be performed by a dental assistant who has successfully completed a training program approved by the Department. Dental assistants may perform coronal polishing under the following circumstances: (i) the coronal polishing shall be limited to polishing the clinical crown of the tooth and existing restorations, supragingivally; (ii) the dental assistant performing the coronal polishing shall be limited to the use of rotary instruments using a rubber cup or brush polishing method (air polishing is not permitted); and (iii) the supervising dentist shall not supervise more than 4 dental assistants at any one time for the task of coronal polishing or pit and fissure sealants.
        The limitations on the number of dental assistants a
    
dentist may supervise contained in items (2), (4), and (7) of this Section mean a limit of 4 total dental assistants or dental hygienists doing expanded functions covered by these Sections being supervised by one dentist.
        (h) The practice of dentistry by an individual who:
            (i) has applied in writing to the Department, in
        
form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a general dental license and has complied with all provisions of Section 9 of this Act, except for the passage of the examination specified in subsection (e), of Section 9, of this Act; or
            (ii) has applied in writing to the Department, in
        
form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a temporary dental license and has complied with all provisions of subsection (c), of Section 11, of this Act; and
            (iii) has been accepted or appointed for
        
specialty or residency training by a hospital situated in this State; or
            (iv) has been accepted or appointed for specialty
        
training in an approved dental program situated in this State; or
            (v) has been accepted or appointed for specialty
        
training in a dental public health agency situated in this State.
        The applicant shall be permitted to practice
    
dentistry for a period of 3 months from the starting date of the program, unless authorized in writing by the Department to continue such practice for a period specified in writing by the Department.
        The applicant shall only be entitled to perform such
    
acts as may be prescribed by and incidental to his or her program of residency or specialty training and shall not otherwise engage in the practice of dentistry in this State.
        The authority to practice shall terminate immediately
    
upon:
            (1) the decision of the Department that the
        
applicant has failed the examination; or
            (2) denial of licensure by the Department; or
            (3) withdrawal of the application.
(Source: P.A. 97-526, eff. 1-1-12; 97-886, eff. 8-2-12; 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12; 98-147, eff. 1-1-14; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

225 ILCS 25/18

    (225 ILCS 25/18) (from Ch. 111, par. 2318)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 18. Acts constituting the practice of dental hygiene; limitations.
    (a) A person practices dental hygiene within the meaning of this Act when he or she performs the following acts under the supervision of a dentist:
            (i) the operative procedure of dental hygiene,
        
consisting of oral prophylactic procedures;
            (ii) the exposure and processing of X-Ray films
        
of the teeth and surrounding structures;
            (iii) the application to the surfaces of the
        
teeth or gums of chemical compounds designed to be desensitizing agents or effective agents in the prevention of dental caries or periodontal disease;
            (iv) all services which may be performed by a
        
dental assistant as specified by rule pursuant to Section 17, and a dental hygienist may engage in the placing, carving, and finishing of amalgam restorations only after obtaining formal education and certification as determined by the Department;
            (v) administration and monitoring of nitrous
        
oxide upon successful completion of a training program approved by the Department;
            (vi) administration of local anesthetics upon
        
successful completion of a training program approved by the Department; and
            (vii) such other procedures and acts as shall be
        
prescribed by rule or regulation of the Department.
    (b) A dental hygienist may be employed or engaged only:
        (1) by a dentist;
        (2) by a federal, State, county, or municipal agency
    
or institution;
        (3) by a public or private school; or
        (4) by a public clinic operating under the direction
    
of a hospital or federal, State, county, municipal, or other public agency or institution.
    (c) When employed or engaged in the office of a dentist, a dental hygienist may perform, under general supervision, those procedures found in items (i) through (iv) of subsection (a) of this Section, provided the patient has been examined by the dentist within one year of the provision of dental hygiene services, the dentist has approved the dental hygiene services by a notation in the patient's record and the patient has been notified that the dentist may be out of the office during the provision of dental hygiene services.
    (d) If a patient of record is unable to travel to a dental office because of illness, infirmity, or imprisonment, a dental hygienist may perform, under the general supervision of a dentist, those procedures found in items (i) through (iv) of subsection (a) of this Section, provided the patient is located in a long-term care facility licensed by the State of Illinois, a mental health or developmental disability facility, or a State or federal prison. The dentist shall personally examine and diagnose the patient and determine which services are necessary to be performed, which shall be contained in an order to the hygienist and a notation in the patient's record. Such order must be implemented within 120 days of its issuance, and an updated medical history and observation of oral conditions must be performed by the hygienist immediately prior to beginning the procedures to ensure that the patient's health has not changed in any manner to warrant a reexamination by the dentist.
    (e) School-based oral health care, consisting of and limited to oral prophylactic procedures, sealants, and fluoride treatments, may be provided by a dental hygienist under the general supervision of a dentist. A dental hygienist may not provide other dental hygiene treatment in a school-based setting, including but not limited to administration or monitoring of nitrous oxide or administration of local anesthetics. The school-based procedures may be performed provided the patient is located at a public or private school and the program is being conducted by a State, county or local public health department initiative or in conjunction with a dental school or dental hygiene program. The dentist shall personally examine and diagnose the patient and determine which services are necessary to be performed, which shall be contained in an order to the hygienist and a notation in the patient's record. Any such order for sealants must be implemented within 120 days after its issuance. Any such order for oral prophylactic procedures or fluoride treatments must be implemented within 180 days after its issuance. An updated medical history and observation of oral conditions must be performed by the hygienist immediately prior to beginning the procedures to ensure that the patient's health has not changed in any manner to warrant a reexamination by the dentist.
    (f) Without the supervision of a dentist, a dental hygienist may perform dental health education functions and may record case histories and oral conditions observed.
    (g) The number of dental hygienists practicing in a dental office shall not exceed, at any one time, 4 times the number of dentists practicing in the office at the time.
(Source: P.A. 97-526, eff. 1-1-12.)

225 ILCS 25/19

    (225 ILCS 25/19) (from Ch. 111, par. 2319)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 19. Licensing Applicants from other States. Any person who has been lawfully licensed to practice dentistry, including the practice of a licensed dental specialty, or dental hygiene in another state or territory which has and maintains a standard for the practice of dentistry, a dental specialty, or dental hygiene at least equal to that now maintained in this State, or if the requirements for licensure in such state or territory in which the applicant was licensed were, at the date of his or her licensure, substantially equivalent to the requirements then in force in this State, and who has been lawfully engaged in the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene for at least 3 of the 5 years immediately preceding the filing of his or her application to practice in this State and who shall deposit with the Department a duly attested certificate from the Board of the state or territory in which he or she is licensed, certifying to the fact of his or her licensing and of his or her being a person of good moral character may, upon payment of the required fee, be granted a license to practice dentistry, a dental specialty, or dental hygiene in this State, as the case may be.
    For the purposes of this Section, "substantially equivalent" means that the applicant has presented evidence of completion and graduation from an American Dental Association accredited dental college or school in the United States or Canada, presented evidence that the applicant has passed both parts of the National Board Dental Examination, and successfully completed an examination conducted by a regional testing service. In computing 3 of the immediately preceding 5 years of practice in another state or territory, any person who left the practice of dentistry to enter the military service and who practiced dentistry while in the military service may count as a part of such period the time spent by him or her in such service.
    Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. If the process has not been completed in 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee forfeited and the applicant must reapply and meet the requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
(Source: P.A. 97-526, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/19.1

    (225 ILCS 25/19.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 19.1. Temporary authorization of applicants from other jurisdictions. A person holding an active, unencumbered license in good standing in another jurisdiction who applies for a license pursuant to Section 19 of this Act due to a natural disaster or catastrophic event in another jurisdiction, may be temporarily authorized by the Secretary to practice dentistry or dental hygiene under the supervision of a dentist licensed under this Act, pending the issuance of the license. This temporary authorization shall expire upon issuance of the license or upon notification that the Department has denied licensure.
    The Department may adopt all rules necessary for the administration of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-1014, eff. 7-7-06.)

225 ILCS 25/19.2

    (225 ILCS 25/19.2)
    Sec. 19.2. 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.)

225 ILCS 25/20

    (225 ILCS 25/20) (from Ch. 111, par. 2320)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 20. Display of Licenses. Any person licensed to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in this State by the Department as hereinbefore provided, shall at all times display such license or duplicate original thereof in a conspicuous place, in his or her office wherein he or she shall practice such profession, and shall further, whenever requested, exhibit such license to any of the members of the Department or its authorized agent. Upon proof by affidavit, the Department shall provide a duplicate if such person establishes that his or her license is lost or stolen or that he or she practices at multiple locations.
(Source: P.A. 89-80, eff. 6-30-95; 89-116, eff. 7-7-95.)

225 ILCS 25/21

    (225 ILCS 25/21) (from Ch. 111, par. 2321)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 21. Fees. The fees for the administration and enforcement of this Act, including but not limited to original licensure, renewal, and restoration fees, shall be set by the Department by rule. However, the fee for application for renewal of a license as a dentist or specialist is $100 per year and the fee for application for renewal of a license as a dental hygienist is $50 per year. The fees shall be nonrefundable.
(Source: P.A. 92-523, eff. 2-8-02.)

225 ILCS 25/22

    (225 ILCS 25/22) (from Ch. 111, par. 2322)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 22. Returned checks; penalties. Any person who delivers a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department, a fine of $50. The fines imposed by this Section are in addition to any other discipline provided under this Act for unlicensed practice or practice on a nonrenewed license. The Department shall notify the person that payment of fees and fines shall be paid to the Department by certified check or money order within 30 calendar days of the notification. If, after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the notification, the person has failed to submit the necessary remittance, the Department shall automatically terminate the license or deny the application, without hearing. If, after termination or denial, the person seeks a license, he or she shall apply to the Department for restoration or issuance of the license and pay all fees and fines due to the Department. The Department may establish a fee for the processing of an application for restoration of a license to pay all expenses of processing this application. The Secretary may waive the fines due under this Section in individual cases where the Secretary finds that the fines would be unreasonable or unnecessarily burdensome.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/23

    (225 ILCS 25/23) (from Ch. 111, par. 2323)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 23. Refusal, revocation or suspension of dental licenses. The Department may refuse to issue or renew, or may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand or take other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, including imposing fines not to exceed $10,000 per violation, with regard to any license for any one or any combination of the following causes:
        1. Fraud or misrepresentation in applying for or
    
procuring a license under this Act, or in connection with applying for renewal of a license under this Act.
        2. Inability to practice with reasonable judgment,
    
skill, or safety as a result of habitual or excessive use or addiction to alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug.
        3. Willful or repeated violations of the rules of the
    
Department of Public Health or Department of Nuclear Safety.
        4. Acceptance of a fee for service as a witness,
    
without the knowledge of the court, in addition to the fee allowed by the court.
        5. Division of fees or agreeing to split or divide
    
the fees received for dental services with any person for bringing or referring a patient, except in regard to referral services as provided for under Section 45, or assisting in the care or treatment of a patient, without the knowledge of the patient or his or her legal representative. Nothing in this item 5 affects any bona fide independent contractor or employment arrangements among health care professionals, health facilities, health care providers, or other entities, except as otherwise prohibited by law. Any employment arrangements may include provisions for compensation, health insurance, pension, or other employment benefits for the provision of services within the scope of the licensee's practice under this Act. Nothing in this item 5 shall be construed to require an employment arrangement to receive professional fees for services rendered.
        6. Employing, procuring, inducing, aiding or abetting
    
a person not licensed or registered as a dentist to engage in the practice of dentistry. The person practiced upon is not an accomplice, employer, procurer, inducer, aider, or abetter within the meaning of this Act.
        7. Making any misrepresentations or false promises,
    
directly or indirectly, to influence, persuade or induce dental patronage.
        8. Professional connection or association with or
    
lending his or her name to another for the illegal practice of dentistry by another, or professional connection or association with any person, firm or corporation holding himself, herself, themselves, or itself out in any manner contrary to this Act.
        9. Obtaining or seeking to obtain practice, money, or
    
any other things of value by false or fraudulent representations, but not limited to, engaging in such fraudulent practice to defraud the medical assistance program of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid) under the Illinois Public Aid Code.
        10. Practicing under a false or, except as provided
    
by law, an assumed name.
        11. Engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public.
        12. Conviction by plea of guilty or nolo contendere,
    
finding of guilt, jury verdict, or entry of judgment or by sentencing for any crime, including, but not limited to, convictions, preceding sentences of supervision, conditional discharge, or first offender probation, under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that (i) is a felony under the laws of this State or (ii) is a misdemeanor, an essential element of which is dishonesty, or that is directly related to the practice of dentistry.
        13. Permitting a dental hygienist, dental assistant
    
or other person under his or her supervision to perform any operation not authorized by this Act.
        14. Permitting more than 4 dental hygienists to be
    
employed under his or her supervision at any one time.
        15. A violation of any provision of this Act or any
    
rules promulgated under this Act.
        16. Taking impressions for or using the services of
    
any person, firm or corporation violating this Act.
        17. Violating any provision of Section 45 relating to
    
advertising.
        18. Discipline by another U.S. jurisdiction or
    
foreign nation, if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those set forth within this Act.
        19. Willfully failing to report an instance of
    
suspected child abuse or neglect as required by the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
        20. Gross negligence in practice under this Act.
        21. The use or prescription for use of narcotics or
    
controlled substances or designated products as listed in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, in any way other than for therapeutic purposes.
        22. Willfully making or filing false records or
    
reports in his or her practice as a dentist, including, but not limited to, false records to support claims against the dental assistance program of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Illinois Department of Public Aid).
        23. Professional incompetence as manifested by poor
    
standards of care.
        24. Physical or mental illness, including, but not
    
limited to, deterioration through the aging process, or loss of motor skills which results in a dentist's inability to practice dentistry with reasonable judgment, skill or safety. In enforcing this paragraph, the Department may compel a person licensed to practice under this Act to submit to a mental or physical examination pursuant to the terms and conditions of Section 23b.
        25. Gross or repeated irregularities in billing for
    
services rendered to a patient. For purposes of this paragraph 25, "irregularities in billing" shall include:
            (a) Reporting excessive charges for the purpose
        
of obtaining a total payment in excess of that usually received by the dentist for the services rendered.
            (b) Reporting charges for services not rendered.
            (c) Incorrectly reporting services rendered for
        
the purpose of obtaining payment not earned.
        26. Continuing the active practice of dentistry while
    
knowingly having any infectious, communicable, or contagious disease proscribed by rule or regulation of the Department.
        27. Being named as a perpetrator in an indicated
    
report by the Department of Children and Family Services pursuant to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, and upon proof by clear and convincing evidence that the licensee has caused a child to be an abused child or neglected child as defined in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
        28. Violating the Health Care Worker Self-Referral
    
Act.
        29. Abandonment of a patient.
        30. Mental incompetency as declared by a court of
    
competent jurisdiction.
        31. A finding by the Department that the licensee,
    
after having his or her license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
        32. Material misstatement in furnishing information
    
to the Department.
        33. Failing, within 60 days, to provide information
    
in response to a written request by the Department in the course of an investigation.
        34. Immoral conduct in the commission of any act,
    
including, but not limited to, commission of an act of sexual misconduct related to the licensee's practice.
        35. Cheating on or attempting to subvert the
    
licensing examination administered under this Act.
        36. A pattern of practice or other behavior that
    
demonstrates incapacity or incompetence to practice under this Act.
        37. Failure to establish and maintain records of
    
patient care and treatment as required under this Act.
        38. Failure to provide copies of dental records as
    
required by law.
    All proceedings to suspend, revoke, place on probationary status, or take any other disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, with regard to a license on any of the foregoing grounds, must be commenced within 3 years after receipt by the Department of a complaint alleging the commission of or notice of the conviction order for any of the acts described herein. Except for fraud in procuring a license, no action shall be commenced more than 5 years after the date of the incident or act alleged to have violated this Section. The time during which the holder of the license was outside the State of Illinois shall not be included within any period of time limiting the commencement of disciplinary action by the Department.
    The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the license of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
(Source: P.A. 96-1482, eff. 11-29-10; 97-102, eff. 7-14-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/23a

    (225 ILCS 25/23a) (from Ch. 111, par. 2323a)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 23a. The Secretary may, upon receipt of a written communication from the Secretary of Human Services or the Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid) or Department of Public Health, that continuation of practice of a person licensed under this Act constitutes an immediate danger to the public, immediately suspend the license of such person without a hearing. In instances in which the Secretary immediately suspends a license under this Section, a hearing upon such person's license must be convened by the Board within 15 days after such suspension and completed without appreciable delay, such hearing held to determine whether to recommend to the Secretary that the person's license be revoked, suspended, placed on probationary status or reinstated, or such person be subject to other disciplinary action. In such hearing, the written communication and any other evidence submitted therewith may be introduced as evidence against such person; provided however, the person, or his or her counsel, shall have the opportunity to discredit or impeach such evidence and submit evidence rebutting same.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/23b

    (225 ILCS 25/23b)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 23b. Requirement for mental and physical examinations under certain conditions.
    (a) In enforcing paragraph 24 of Section 23 of this Act, the Department may compel any individual who is licensed to practice under this Act or who has applied for licensure under this Act, to submit to a mental or physical examination and evaluation, or both, which may include a substance abuse or sexual offender evaluation, as required by and at the expense of the Department. The Department shall specifically designate the examining physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or, if applicable, the multidisciplinary team involved in providing the mental or physical examination and evaluation, or both. The multidisciplinary team shall be led by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches and may consist of one or more or a combination of physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, licensed clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professional and administrative staff. Any examining physician or member of the multidisciplinary team may require any person ordered to submit to an examination and evaluation pursuant to this Section to submit to any additional supplemental testing deemed necessary to complete any examination or evaluation process, including, but not limited to, blood testing, urinalysis, psychological testing, or neuropsychological testing. The Department may order the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team to provide to the Department any and all records, including business records, that relate to the examination and evaluation, including any supplemental testing performed. The Department may order the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team to present testimony concerning the examination and evaluation of the licensee or applicant, including testimony concerning any supplemental testing or documents relating to the examination and evaluation. No information, report, record, or other documents in any way related to the examination and evaluation shall be excluded by reason of any common law or statutory privilege relating to communications between the licensee or applicant and the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team. No authorization is necessary from the licensee or applicant ordered to undergo an examination and evaluation for the examining physician or any member of the multidisciplinary team to provide information, reports, records, or other documents or to provide any testimony regarding the examination and evaluation. The individual to be examined may have, at his or her own expense, another physician of his or her choice present during all aspects of this examination. Failure of an individual to submit to a mental or physical examination and evaluation, or both, when directed shall result in the automatic suspension of his or her license, without hearing, until the individual submits to the examination if the Department finds, after notice and hearing, that the refusal to submit to the examination.
    (b) If the Department finds an individual unable to practice because of the reasons set forth in paragraph 24 of Section 23, the Department may require that individual to submit to care, counseling, or treatment by physicians approved or designated by the Department as a condition, term, or restriction for continued, reinstated, or renewed licensure to practice, or in lieu of care, counseling, or treatment, the Department may file a complaint to immediately suspend, revoke, or otherwise discipline the license of the individual. An individual whose license was granted, continued, reinstated, renewed, disciplined, or supervised subject to such terms, conditions, or restrictions, and who fails to comply with such terms, conditions, or restrictions, shall be referred to the Secretary for a determination as to whether the individual shall have his or her license suspended immediately, pending a hearing by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/23c

    (225 ILCS 25/23c)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 23c. Suspension of license for failure to pay restitution. The Department, without further process or hearing, shall suspend the license or other authorization to practice of any person issued under this Act who has been certified by court order as not having paid restitution to a person under Section 8A-3.5 of the Illinois Public Aid Code or under Section 17-10.5 or 46-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012. A person whose license or other authorization to practice is suspended under this Section is prohibited from practicing until the restitution is made in full.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

225 ILCS 25/24

    (225 ILCS 25/24) (from Ch. 111, par. 2324)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 24. Refusal, Suspension or Revocation of Dental Hygienist License. The Department may refuse to issue or renew or may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand or take other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, including imposing fines not to exceed $10,000 per violation, with regard to any dental hygienist license for any one or any combination of the following causes:
        1. Fraud or misrepresentation in applying for or
    
procuring a license under this Act, or in connection with applying for renewal of a license under this Act.
        2. Performing any operation not authorized by this
    
Act.
        3. Practicing dental hygiene other than under the
    
supervision of a licensed dentist as provided by this Act.
        4. The wilful violation of, or the wilful procuring
    
of, or knowingly assisting in the violation of, any Act which is now or which hereafter may be in force in this State relating to the use of habit-forming drugs.
        5. The obtaining of, or an attempt to obtain a
    
license, or practice in the profession, or money, or any other thing of value by fraudulent representation.
        6. Gross negligence in performing the operative
    
procedure of dental hygiene.
        7. Active practice of dental hygiene while knowingly
    
having any infectious, communicable, or contagious disease proscribed by rule or regulation of the Department.
        8. Inability to practice with reasonable judgment,
    
skill, or safety as a result of habitual or excessive use or addiction to alcohol, narcotics, stimulants, or any other chemical agent or drug.
        9. Conviction by plea of guilty or nolo contendere,
    
finding of guilt, jury verdict, or entry of judgment or by sentencing of any crime, including, but not limited to, convictions, preceding sentences of supervision, conditional discharge, or first offender probation, under the laws of any jurisdiction of the United States that (i) is a felony or (ii) is a misdemeanor, an essential element of which is dishonesty, or that is directly related to the practice of dental hygiene.
        10. Aiding or abetting the unlicensed practice of
    
dentistry or dental hygiene.
        11. Discipline by another U.S. jurisdiction or a
    
foreign nation, if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those set forth in this Act.
        12. Violating the Health Care Worker Self-Referral
    
Act.
        13. Violating the prohibitions of Section 38.1 of
    
this Act.
        14. Engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or
    
unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public.
        15. A finding by the Department that the licensee,
    
after having his or her license placed on probationary status, has violated the terms of probation.
        16. Material misstatement in furnishing information
    
to the Department.
        17. Failing, within 60 days, to provide information
    
in response to a written request by the Department in the course of an investigation.
        18. Immoral conduct in the commission of any act,
    
including, but not limited to, commission of an act of sexual misconduct related to the licensee's practice.
        19. Cheating on or attempting to subvert the
    
licensing examination administered under this Act.
        20. Violations of this Act or of the rules
    
promulgated under this Act.
        21. Practicing under a false or, except as provided
    
by law, an assumed name.
    The provisions of this Act relating to proceedings for the suspension and revocation of a license to practice dentistry shall apply to proceedings for the suspension or revocation of a license as a dental hygienist.
(Source: P.A. 97-102, eff. 7-14-11; 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/25

    (225 ILCS 25/25) (from Ch. 111, par. 2325)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 25. Notice of hearing; investigations and informal conferences.
    (a) Upon the motion of either the Department or the Board or upon the verified complaint in writing of any person setting forth facts which if proven would constitute grounds for refusal, suspension or revocation of license under this Act, the Board shall investigate the actions of any person, hereinafter called the respondent, who holds or represents that he or she holds a license. All such motions or complaints shall be brought to the Board.
    (b) Prior to taking an in-person statement from a dentist or dental hygienist who is the subject of a complaint, the investigator shall inform the dentist or the dental hygienist in writing:
        (1) that the dentist or dental hygienist is the
    
subject of a complaint;
        (2) that the dentist or dental hygienist need not
    
immediately proceed with the interview and may seek appropriate consultation prior to consenting to the interview; and
        (3) that failure of the dentist or dental hygienist
    
to proceed with the interview shall not prohibit the Department from conducting a visual inspection of the facility.
    A Department investigator's failure to comply with this subsection may not be the sole ground for dismissal of any order of the Department filed upon a finding of a violation or for dismissal of a pending investigation.
    (c) If the Department concludes on the basis of a complaint or its initial investigation that there is a possible violation of the Act, the Department may:
        (1) schedule a hearing pursuant to this Act; or
        (2) request in writing that the dentist or dental
    
hygienist being investigated attend an informal conference with representatives of the Department.
    The request for an informal conference shall contain the nature of the alleged actions or inactions that constitute the possible violations.
    A dentist or dental hygienist shall be allowed to have legal counsel at the informal conference. If the informal conference results in a consent order between the accused dentist or dental hygienist and the Department, the consent order must be approved by the Secretary. However, if the consent order would result in a fine exceeding $10,000 or the suspension or revocation of the dentist or dental hygienist license, the consent order must be approved by the Board and the Secretary. Participation in the informal conference by a dentist, a dental hygienist, or the Department and any admissions or stipulations made by a dentist, a dental hygienist, or the Department at the informal conference, including any agreements in a consent order that is subsequently disapproved by either the Board or the Secretary, shall not be used against the dentist, dental hygienist, or Department at any subsequent hearing and shall not become a part of the record of the hearing.
    (d) The Secretary shall, before suspending, revoking, placing on probationary status, or taking any other disciplinary action as the Secretary may deem proper with regard to any license, at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify the respondent in writing of any charges made and the time and place for a hearing of the charges before the Board, direct him or her to file his or her written answer thereto to the Board under oath within 20 days after the service on him or her of such notice and inform him or her that if he or she fails to file such answer default will be taken against him or her and his or her license may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or other disciplinary action may be taken with regard thereto, including limiting the scope, nature or extent of his or her practice, as the Secretary may deem proper.
    (e) Such written notice and any notice in such proceedings thereafter may be served by delivery personally to the respondent, or by registered or certified mail to the address last theretofore specified by the respondent in his or her last notification to the Secretary.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/25.1

    (225 ILCS 25/25.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 25.1. Subpoena powers.
    (a) The Department, upon a determination by the chairperson of the Board that reasonable cause exists that a violation of one or more of the grounds for discipline set forth in Section 23 or Section 24 of this Act has occurred or is occurring, may subpoena the dental records of individual patients of dentists and dental hygienists licensed under this Act.
    (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this Section, the Board and the Department may subpoena copies of hospital, medical, or dental records in mandatory report cases alleging death or permanent bodily injury when consent to obtain the records has not been provided by a patient or a patient's legal representative. All records and other information received pursuant to a subpoena shall be confidential and shall be afforded the same status as information concerning medical studies under Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure. The use of these records shall be restricted to members of the Board, the dental coordinator, and appropriate Department staff designated by the Secretary for the purpose of determining the existence of one or more grounds for discipline of the dentist or dental hygienist as provided for in Section 23 or Section 24 of this Act.
    (c) Any review of an individual patient's records shall be conducted by the Department in strict confidentiality, provided that the patient records shall be admissible in a disciplinary hearing before the Secretary, the Board, or a hearing officer designated by the Department when necessary to substantiate the grounds for discipline alleged against the dentist or dental hygienist licensed under this Act.
    (d) The Department may provide reimbursement for fees and mileage associated with its subpoena power in the same manner prescribed by law for judicial procedure in a civil case.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall be deemed to supersede the provisions of Part 21 of Article VIII of the Code of Civil Procedure, now or hereafter amended, to the extent applicable.
    (f) All information gathered by the Department during any investigation, including information subpoenaed under this Act and the investigative file, shall be kept for the confidential use of the Secretary, the dental coordinator, the Board's attorneys, the dental investigative staff, authorized clerical staff, and persons employed by contract to advise the dental coordinator or the Department as provided in this Act, except that the Department may disclose information and documents to (i) a federal, State, or local law enforcement agency pursuant to a subpoena in an ongoing criminal investigation or (ii) a dental licensing authority of another state or jurisdiction pursuant to an official request made by that authority. Any information or documents disclosed by the Department to a federal, State, or local law enforcement agency may only be used by that agency for the investigation and prosecution of a criminal offense. Any information or documents disclosed by the Department to a dental licensing authority of another state or jurisdiction may only be used by that authority for investigations and disciplinary proceedings with regards to a license.
    This subsection (f) applies only to causes of action accruing on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96-1221, eff. 7-23-10.)

225 ILCS 25/26

    (225 ILCS 25/26) (from Ch. 111, par. 2326)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 26. Disciplinary actions.
    (a) In case the respondent, after receiving notice, fails to file an answer, his or her license may, in the discretion of the Secretary, having first received the recommendation of the Board, be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or the Secretary may take whatever disciplinary action he or she may deem proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the person's practice or the imposition of a fine, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for such action under this Act.
    (b) The Secretary may temporarily suspend the license of a dentist or dental hygienist without a hearing, simultaneous to the institution of proceedings for a hearing under this Act, if the Secretary finds that evidence in his or her possession indicates that a dentist's or dental hygienist's continuation in practice would constitute an immediate danger to the public. In the event that the Secretary temporarily suspends the license of a dentist or a dental hygienist without a hearing, a hearing by the Board must be held within 15 days after such suspension has occurred.
    (c) The entry of a judgment by any circuit court establishing that any person holding a license under this Act is a person subject to involuntary admission under the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code shall operate as a suspension of that license. That person may resume his or her practice only upon a finding by the Board that he or she has been determined to be no longer subject to involuntary admission by the court and upon the Board's recommendation to the Secretary that he or she be permitted to resume his or her practice.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/27

    (225 ILCS 25/27) (from Ch. 111, par. 2327)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 27. Hearings. At the time and place fixed in the notice under Section 25, the Board shall proceed to hear the charges and both the respondent and the complainant shall be accorded ample opportunity to present in person, or by counsel, such statements, testimony, evidence and argument as may be pertinent to the charges or to any defense thereto. The Board may continue such hearing from time to time.
    The Board and Department shall have power to subpoena and bring before the Board any person in this State and to take testimony either orally or by deposition, or both, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as is prescribed by law for judicial procedure in civil cases.
    The Secretary, the designated hearing officer, and any member of the Board shall have power to administer oaths at any hearing which the Department or Board is authorized by law to conduct.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/28

    (225 ILCS 25/28) (from Ch. 111, par. 2328)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 28. Attendance of witnesses - Production of document. Any circuit court, upon the application of the respondent or complainant or of the Department or Board, may order the attendance of witnesses and the production of relevant books and papers before the Board in any hearing relative to the application for or refusal, recall, suspension or revocation of a license. The court may compel obedience to its order by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 89-80, eff. 6-30-95; 89-116, eff. 7-7-95.)

225 ILCS 25/29

    (225 ILCS 25/29) (from Ch. 111, par. 2329)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 29. Recommendations for disciplinary action - Action by Secretary. The Board may advise the Secretary that probation be granted or that other disciplinary action, including the limitation of the scope, nature or extent of a person's practice, be taken, as it deems proper. If disciplinary action other than suspension or revocation is taken, the Board may advise that the Secretary impose reasonable limitations and requirements upon the respondent to insure compliance with the terms of the probation or other disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, regular reporting by the respondent to the Secretary of his or her actions, or the respondent's placing himself or herself under the care of a qualified physician for treatment or limiting his or her practice in such manner as the Secretary may require.
    The Board shall present to the Secretary a written report of its findings and recommendations. A copy of such report shall be served upon the respondent, either personally or by registered or certified mail. Within 20 days after such service, the respondent may present to the Department his or her motion in writing for a rehearing, specifying the particular ground therefor. If the respondent orders and pays for a transcript of the record, the time elapsing thereafter and before such transcript is ready for delivery to him or her shall not be counted as part of such 20 days.
    At the expiration of the time allowed for filing a motion for rehearing the Secretary may take the action recommended by the Board. Upon suspension, revocation, placement on probationary status, or the taking of any other disciplinary action, including the limiting of the scope, nature, or extent of one's practice, deemed proper by the Secretary, with regard to the license, the respondent shall surrender his or her license to the Department, if ordered to do so by the Department, and upon his or her failure or refusal to do so, the Department may seize the same.
    In all instances under this Act in which the Board has rendered a recommendation to the Secretary with respect to a particular person, the Secretary shall, to the extent that he or she disagrees with or takes action contrary to the recommendation of the Board, file with the Board his or her specific written reasons of disagreement. Such reasons shall be filed within 30 days after the Secretary has taken the contrary position.
    Each order of revocation, suspension, or other disciplinary action shall contain a brief, concise statement of the ground or grounds upon which the Department's action is based, as well as the specific terms and conditions of such action. The original of this document shall be retained as a permanent record by the Board and the Department. In those instances where an order of revocation, suspension, or other disciplinary action has been rendered by virtue of a dentist's or dental hygienist's physical illness, including, but not limited to, deterioration through the aging process, or loss of motor skill which results in an inability to practice with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety, the Department shall permit only this document and the record of the hearing incident thereto to be observed, inspected, viewed, or copied pursuant to court order.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/30

    (225 ILCS 25/30) (from Ch. 111, par. 2330)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 30. Appointment of a Hearing Officer. The Secretary shall have the authority to appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer if any action for refusal to issue, renew or discipline of a license. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or her findings and recommendations to the Board and the Secretary. The Board shall have 60 days from receipt of the report to review the report of the hearing officer and present its findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to the Secretary. If the Board fails to present its report within the 60 day period, the Secretary shall issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the Secretary determines that the Board's report is contrary to the manifest weight of the evidence, he or she may issue an order in contravention of the Board's report.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/31

    (225 ILCS 25/31) (from Ch. 111, par. 2331)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 31. Restoration of license from discipline. At any time after the successful completion of a term of indefinite probation, suspension, or revocation of a license, the Department may restore the license to the licensee, unless after an investigation and a hearing, the Secretary determines that restoration is not in the public interest. No person or entity whose license, certificate, or authority has been revoked as authorized in this Act may apply for restoration of that license, certification, or authority until such time as provided for in the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/32

    (225 ILCS 25/32) (from Ch. 111, par. 2332)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 32. Administrative Review Law; application. All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of the county in which the party applying for review resides, but if the party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be in Sangamon County.
    The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the court or file any answer in court or otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding, unless and until the Department has received from the plaintiff payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record, which costs shall be determined by the Department. Exhibits shall be certified without cost. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file a receipt in court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action. During the pendency and hearing of any and all judicial proceedings incident to a disciplinary action any sanctions imposed upon the respondent by the Department because of acts or omissions related to the delivery of direct patient care as specified in the Department's final administrative decision, shall as a matter of public policy remain in full force and effect in order to protect the public pending final resolution of any of the proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/33

    (225 ILCS 25/33) (from Ch. 111, par. 2333)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 33. Revocation orders. An order of revocation, suspension, placement on probationary status, or other formal disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper, or a certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary, is prima facie proof that:
        (1) such signature is the genuine signature of the
    
Secretary;
        (2) the Secretary is duly appointed and qualified; and
        (3) the Board and the members thereof are qualified.
    Such proof may be rebutted.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/34

    (225 ILCS 25/34) (from Ch. 111, par. 2334)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 34. Confidential information - Disclosure. In all hearings conducted under this Act, information received, pursuant to law, relating to any information acquired by a dentist or dental hygienist in attending any patient in a professional character, and necessary to professionally serve such patient, shall be deemed strictly confidential and shall only be made available, either as part of the record of a hearing hereunder or otherwise: (1) when such record is required, in its entirety, for purposes of judicial review pursuant to this Act; or (2) upon the express, written consent of the patient, or in the case of his or her death or disability, his or her personal representative.
(Source: P.A. 84-365.)

225 ILCS 25/35

    (225 ILCS 25/35) (from Ch. 111, par. 2335)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 35. Unreasonable revocation orders. In the event that the Department's order of revocation, suspension, placement on probationary status, or other order of formal disciplinary action is without any reasonable basis in fact of any kind, then the State of Illinois shall be liable to the injured dentist or dental hygienist for those special damages suffered as a direct result of such order; provided, however, any suit for such damages must be filed in the Court of Claims.
(Source: P.A. 84-365.)

225 ILCS 25/36

    (225 ILCS 25/36) (from Ch. 111, par. 2336)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 36. Reports of Violations - Immunity. Any person licensed under this Act, the Illinois State Dental Society, Illinois Dental Hygienists Association, or any other similar group or component society or member thereof, or any other person, may report to the Board any information such person, association or society may have which appears to show that a dentist or dental hygienist is or may be in violation of any of the provisions of this Act. Any such person, association, or society, participating in good faith in the making of a report, under the Act, shall have immunity from any liability, civil, criminal or that otherwise might result by reason of such action. For the purpose of any proceedings, civil or criminal, the good faith of any such person, association, or society shall be presumed.
(Source: P.A. 85-946.)

225 ILCS 25/37

    (225 ILCS 25/37) (from Ch. 111, par. 2337)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 37. Unlicensed practice; injunctions. The practice of dentistry by any person not holding a valid and current license under this Act is declared to be inimical to the public welfare, to constitute a public nuisance, and to cause irreparable harm to the public welfare.
    A person is considered to practice dentistry who:
        (1) employs a dentist, dental hygienist, or other
    
entity which can provide dental services under this Act;
        (2) directs or controls the use of any dental
    
equipment or material while such equipment or material is being used for the provision of dental services, provided that this provision shall not be construed to prohibit a person from obtaining professional advice or assistance in obtaining or from leasing the equipment or material, provided the advice, assistance, or lease does not restrict or interfere with the custody, control, or use of the equipment or material by the person;
        (3) directs, controls or interferes with a dentist's
    
or dental hygienist's clinical judgment; or
        (4) exercises direction or control, by written
    
contract, license, or otherwise, over a dentist, dental hygienist, or other entity which can provide dental services under this Act in the selection of a course of treatment; limitation of patient referrals; content of patient records; policies and decisions relating to refunds (if the refund payment would be reportable under federal law to the National Practitioner Data Bank) and warranties and the clinical content of advertising; and final decisions relating to employment of dental assistants and dental hygienists. Nothing in this Act shall, however, be construed as prohibiting the seeking or giving of advice or assistance with respect to these matters.
    The purpose of this Section is to prevent a non-dentist from influencing or otherwise interfering with the exercise of independent professional judgment by a dentist, dental hygienist, or other entity which can provide dental services under this Act. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit insurers and managed care plans from operating pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Illinois Insurance Code under which the entities are licensed.
    The Secretary, the Attorney General, the State's attorney of any county in the State, or any person may maintain an action in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, and may apply for injunctive relief in any circuit court to enjoin such person from engaging in such practice; and upon the filing of a verified petition in such court, the court if satisfied by affidavit, or otherwise, that such person has been engaged in such practice without a valid and current license so to do, may enter a temporary restraining order without notice or bond, enjoining the defendant from such further practice. Only the showing of non-licensure, by affidavit or otherwise, is necessary in order for a temporary injunction to issue. A copy of the verified complaint shall be served upon the defendant and the proceedings shall thereafter be conducted as in other civil cases except as modified by this Section. If it is established that the defendant has been, or is engaged in such unlawful practice, the court may enter an order or judgment perpetually enjoining the defendant from further such practice. In all proceedings hereunder the court, in its discretion, may apportion the costs among the parties interested in the action, including cost of filing the complaint, service of process, witness fees and expenses, court reporter charges and reasonable attorneys' fees. In case of violation of any injunctive order entered under the provisions of this Section, the court may summarily try and punish the offender for contempt of court. Such injunction proceedings shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all penalties and other remedies provided in this Act.
    This Section does not apply to an executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative contracting with another dentist or dentists to continue the operations of a deceased or incapacitated dentist's practice under Section 38.2 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/37.1

    (225 ILCS 25/37.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 37.1. Cease and desist orders. If the Department has reason to believe that a person has violated any provision of Section 8 or 12 of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. The rule shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to the satisfaction of the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued immediately.
(Source: P.A. 93-113, eff. 1-1-04.)

225 ILCS 25/38

    (225 ILCS 25/38) (from Ch. 111, par. 2338)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 38. Penalty of Unlawful Practice - Second and Subsequent Offenses. Any person who practices or offers to practice dentistry in this State without being licensed for that purpose, or whose license has been suspended or revoked or is inactive or non-renewed, or who violates any of the provisions of this Act, for which no specific penalty has been provided herein, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    Any person who has been previously convicted under any of the provisions of this Act and who subsequently violates any of the provisions of this Act is guilty of a Class 4 felony. In addition, whenever any person is punished as a subsequent offender under this Section, the Secretary shall proceed to obtain a permanent injunction against such person under Section 37 of this Act. All fines collected under this Section shall be deposited in the Professional Regulation Evidence Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/38.1

    (225 ILCS 25/38.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 38.1. Prohibition against interference by non-dentists. The purpose of this Section is to ensure that each dentist or dental hygienist practicing in this State meets minimum requirements for safe practice without clinical interference by persons not licensed under this Act. It is the legislative intent that dental services be provided only in accordance with the provisions of this Act and not be delegated to unlicensed persons.
    Unless otherwise authorized by this Act, a dentist or dental hygienist is prohibited from providing dental services in this State, if the dentist or dental hygienist:
        (1) is employed by any person other than a dentist to
    
provide dental services, except as set forth in Section 38.2 of this Act; or
        (2) allows any person other than another dentist to
    
direct, control, or interfere with the dentist's or dental hygienist's clinical judgment. Clinical judgment shall include but not be limited to such matters as the dentist's or dental hygienist's selection of a course of treatment, limitation of patient referrals, content of patient records, policies and decisions relating to refunds (if the refund payment would be reportable under federal law to the National Practitioner Data Bank) and warranties and the clinical content of advertising, and final decisions relating to employment of dental assistants and dental hygienists. This paragraph shall not be construed to limit a patient's right of informed consent. An executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative contracting with another dentist or dentists to continue the operations of a deceased or incapacitated dentist's practice under Section 38.2 of this Act who violates this paragraph (2) is subject to the civil penalties set forth in Section 8.5 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1028, eff. 1-1-07.)

225 ILCS 25/38.2

    (225 ILCS 25/38.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 38.2. Death or incapacitation of dentist.
    (a) The executor or administrator of a dentist's estate or the legal guardian or authorized representative of a dentist who has become incapacitated may contract with another dentist or dentists to continue the operations of the deceased or incapacitated dentist's practice (if the practice of the deceased or incapacitated dentist is a sole proprietorship, a corporation where the deceased or incapacitated dentist is the sole shareholder, or a limited liability company where the deceased or incapacitated dentist is the sole member) for a period of no more than one year from the time of death or incapacitation of the dentist or until the practice is sold, whichever occurs first, if all the following conditions are met:
        (1) The executor, administrator, guardian, or
    
authorized representative executes and files with the Department a notification of death or incapacitation on a form provided by the Department, which notification shall include the following:
            (A) the name and license number of the deceased
        
or incapacitated dentist;
            (B) the name and address of the dental practice;
            (C) the name, address, and tax identification
        
number of the estate;
            (D) the name and license number of each dentist
        
who will operate the dental practice; and
            (E) an affirmation, under penalty of perjury,
        
that the information provided is true and correct and that the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative understands that any interference by the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative or any agent or assignee of the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative with the contracting dentist's or dentists' practice of dentistry or professional judgment or any other violation of this Section is grounds for an immediate termination of the operations of the dental practice.
        (2) Within 30 days after the death or incapacitation
    
of a dentist, the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative shall send notification of the death or incapacitation by mail to the last known address of each patient of record that has seen the deceased or incapacitated dentist within the previous 12 months, with an explanation of how copies of the practitioner's records may be obtained. This notice may also contain any other relevant information concerning the continuation of the dental practice.
    Continuation of the operations of the dental practice of a deceased or incapacitated dentist shall not begin until the provisions of this subsection (a) have been met.
    (b) The Secretary may terminate the operations of a dental practice operating pursuant to this Section if the Department has evidence of a violation of this Section or Section 23 or 24 of this Act. The Secretary must conduct a hearing before terminating the operations of a dental practice operating pursuant to this Section. At least 15 days before the hearing date, the Department (i) must notify, in writing, the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative at the address provided, pursuant to item (C) of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this Section, and to the contracting dentist or dentists at the address of the dental practice provided pursuant to item (B) of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this Section, of any charges made and of the time and place of the hearing on the charges before the Secretary or hearing officer, as provided in Section 30 of this Act, (ii) direct the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative to file his or her written answer to such charges with the Secretary under oath within 10 days after the service on the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative of the notice, and (iii) inform the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative that if he or she fails to file such answer, a default judgment will be entered against him or her and the operations of the dental practice shall be terminated.
    (c) If the Secretary finds that evidence in his or her possession indicates that a violation of this Section or Section 23 or 24 of this Act constitutes an immediate threat to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Secretary may immediately terminate the operations of the dental practice without a hearing. Upon service by certified mail to the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative, at the address provided pursuant to item (C) of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this Section, and the contracting dentist or dentists, at the address of the dental practice provided pursuant to item (B) of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this Section, of notice of an order immediately terminating the operations of the dental practice, the executor, administrator, guardian, or authorized representative may petition the Department within 30 days for a hearing to take place within 30 days after the petition is filed.
    (d) The Department may require, by rule, the submission to the Department of any additional information necessary for the administration of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-1028, eff. 1-1-07.)

225 ILCS 25/39

    (225 ILCS 25/39) (from Ch. 111, par. 2339)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 39. Failure to Give Notice of Change of Address - Penalty. Any failure, neglect or refusal on the part of any person obtaining a license to practice dentistry from the Department to notify the Department of any change of address within 90 days thereof shall effect a forfeiture of such license, and no license, when once forfeited, shall be restored, except upon payment to the Department of the fee for such neglect, failure or refusal.
(Source: P.A. 89-80, eff. 6-30-95; 89-116, eff. 7-7-95.)

225 ILCS 25/40

    (225 ILCS 25/40) (from Ch. 111, par. 2340)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 40. Filing License or Diploma of Another. Any person filing or attempting to file as his or her own the diploma or license of another, or a forged affidavit of identification or qualification, shall be deemed guilty of a Class 3 felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to such fine and imprisonment as is made and provided by the statutes of this State for the crime of forgery.
(Source: P.A. 84-365.)

225 ILCS 25/41

    (225 ILCS 25/41) (from Ch. 111, par. 2341)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 41. Dental Coordinator. The Department shall select a dental coordinator, who shall not be a member of the Board. The dental coordinator shall be a dentist. The dental coordinator shall be the chief enforcement officer of the disciplinary provisions of this Act.
    The Department shall employ, in conformity with the "Personnel Code", not less than one full-time investigator for every 3,000 dentists and dental hygienists in the State. Each investigator shall be a college graduate with at least 2 years' investigative experience or one year of advanced dental or medical education. The Department shall employ, in conformity with the "Personnel Code", such other professional, technical, investigative and clerical assistance on either a full or part-time basis, as the Department deems necessary for the proper performance of its duties. The Department shall retain and use such hearing officers as it deems necessary. All employees of the Department shall be directed by, and answerable to, the Department, with respect to their duties and functions.
(Source: P.A. 84-365.)

225 ILCS 25/42

    (225 ILCS 25/42) (from Ch. 111, par. 2342)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 42. Dental Disciplinary Fund. All fees, fines or penalties received by the Department under this Act shall be deposited in the Illinois State Dental Disciplinary Fund, a special fund created hereunder in the State Treasury, and shall be used only by the Department in the exercise of its powers and performance of its duties under this Act, including but not limited to the provision for evidence in dental investigation. All earnings incurred from investment of moneys in the Illinois State Dental Disciplinary Fund shall be deposited in the Illinois State Dental Disciplinary Fund and shall be used for the same purpose as fees deposited in such Fund.
    Moneys in the Fund may be transferred to the Professions Indirect Cost Fund as authorized under Section 2105-300 of the Department of Professional Regulation Law (20 ILCS 2105/2105-300).
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 25/44

    (225 ILCS 25/44) (from Ch. 111, par. 2344)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 44. Practice by Corporations Prohibited. Exceptions. No corporation shall practice dentistry or engage therein, or hold itself out as being entitled to practice dentistry, or furnish dental services or dentists, or advertise under or assume the title of dentist or dental surgeon or equivalent title, or furnish dental advice for any compensation, or advertise or hold itself out with any other person or alone, that it has or owns a dental office or can furnish dental service or dentists, or solicit through itself, or its agents, officers, employees, directors or trustees, dental patronage for any dentist employed by any corporation.
    Nothing contained in this Act, however, shall:
        (a) prohibit a corporation from employing a dentist
    
or dentists to render dental services to its employees, provided that such dental services shall be rendered at no cost or charge to the employees;
        (b) prohibit a corporation or association from
    
providing dental services upon a wholly charitable basis to deserving recipients;
        (c) prohibit a corporation or association from
    
furnishing information or clerical services which can be furnished by persons not licensed to practice dentistry, to any dentist when such dentist assumes full responsibility for such information or services;
        (d) prohibit dental corporations as authorized by the
    
Professional Service Corporation Act, dental associations as authorized by the Professional Association Act, or dental limited liability companies as authorized by the Limited Liability Company Act;
        (e) prohibit dental limited liability partnerships as
    
authorized by the Uniform Partnership Act (1997);
        (f) prohibit hospitals, public health clinics,
    
federally qualified health centers, or other entities specified by rule of the Department from providing dental services; or
        (g) prohibit dental management service organizations
    
from providing non-clinical business services that do not violate the provisions of this Act.
    Any corporation violating the provisions of this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and each day that this Act is violated shall be considered a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

225 ILCS 25/44.1

    (225 ILCS 25/44.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 44.1. Nurses; dental care. Nurses may be employed by a dentist and may perform those duties permitted by their licenses.
(Source: P.A. 92-280, eff. 1-1-02.)

225 ILCS 25/44.5

    (225 ILCS 25/44.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 44.5. Emergency medical plan; AED.
    (a) Each dental office in this State must develop and implement a written emergency medical plan, which shall include staff responsibilities and office protocol for emergency procedures.
    (b) All dental offices that administer anesthesia or sedation, as set forth in Section 8.1 of this Act, must contain at least one automated external defibrillator (AED) on the premises at all times.
    (c) The owner of a dental office is responsible for complying with the requirements of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-748, eff. 1-1-10.)

225 ILCS 25/45

    (225 ILCS 25/45) (from Ch. 111, par. 2345)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 45. Advertising. The purpose of this Section is to authorize and regulate the advertisement by dentists of information which is intended to provide the public with a sufficient basis upon which to make an informed selection of dentists while protecting the public from false or misleading advertisements which would detract from the fair and rational selection process.
    Any dentist may advertise the availability of dental services in the public media or on the premises where such dental services are rendered. Such advertising shall be limited to the following information:
    (a) The dental services available;
    (b) Publication of the dentist's name, title, office hours, address and telephone;
    (c) Information pertaining to his or her area of specialization, including appropriate board certification or limitation of professional practice;
    (d) Information on usual and customary fees for routine dental services offered, which information shall include notification that fees may be adjusted due to complications or unforeseen circumstances;
    (e) Announcement of the opening of, change of, absence from, or return to business;
    (f) Announcement of additions to or deletions from professional dental staff;
    (g) The issuance of business or appointment cards;
    (h) Other information about the dentist, dentist's practice or the types of dental services which the dentist offers to perform which a reasonable person might regard as relevant in determining whether to seek the dentist's services. However, any advertisement which announces the availability of endodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, or oral and maxillofacial radiology by a general dentist or by a licensed specialist who is not licensed in that specialty shall include a disclaimer stating that the dentist does not hold a license in that specialty.
    It is unlawful for any dentist licensed under this Act to do any of the following:
        (1) Use claims of superior quality of care to entice
    
the public.
        (2) Advertise in any way to practice dentistry
    
without causing pain.
        (3) Pay a fee to any dental referral service or other
    
third party who advertises a dental referral service, unless all advertising of the dental referral service makes it clear that dentists are paying a fee for that referral service.
        (4) Advertise or offer gifts as an inducement to
    
secure dental patronage. Dentists may advertise or offer free examinations or free dental services; it shall be unlawful, however, for any dentist to charge a fee to any new patient for any dental service provided at the time that such free examination or free dental services are provided.
        (5) Use the term "sedation dentistry" or similar
    
terms in advertising unless the advertising dentist holds a valid and current permit issued by the Department to administer either general anesthesia, deep sedation, or conscious sedation as required under Section 8.1 of this Act.
    This Act does not authorize the advertising of dental services when the offeror of such services is not a dentist. Nor shall the dentist use statements which contain false, fraudulent, deceptive or misleading material or guarantees of success, statements which play upon the vanity or fears of the public, or statements which promote or produce unfair competition.
    A dentist shall be required to keep a copy of all advertisements for a period of 3 years. All advertisements in the dentist's possession shall indicate the accurate date and place of publication.
    The Department shall adopt rules to carry out the intent of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-1013, eff. 8-17-12.)

225 ILCS 25/46

    (225 ILCS 25/46) (from Ch. 111, par. 2346)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 46. Patient Histories and Examinations. A dentist may perform a patient history and examination in the office, clinic or other dental facility or in a hospital, provided that his credentials have been approved by the hospital medical staff to perform such procedures and that such histories and examinations are directly related to or incident to the performance of dental services, operations or surgery.
(Source: P.A. 84-365.)

225 ILCS 25/47

    (225 ILCS 25/47) (from Ch. 111, par. 2347)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 47. Dental Laboratories. Dentists may employ or engage the services of any dental laboratory to construct or repair, extraorally, prosthetic dentures, bridges, or other replacements for a part of a tooth, a tooth, or teeth. A dental laboratory so employed may, with the knowledge of the dentist, subcontract with another dental laboratory for all or a portion of such construction or repair. A dental laboratory so employed or engaged, when constructing or repairing such dentures, bridges or replacements, exclusively, directly and solely for dentists, and not for the public or any part thereof, shall not be deemed or considered to be practicing dentistry as defined in this Act.
    Dental laboratories may advertise, but such advertisements may be directed only toward dentists. Each advertisement shall contain the following language: "Available only to licensed dentists". Advertisements in trade journals or professional publications for dentists, or direct mail solicitations addressed to dentists, need not contain such language.
(Source: P.A. 84-365.)

225 ILCS 25/48

    (225 ILCS 25/48) (from Ch. 111, par. 2348)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 48. Manufacture of dentures, bridges or replacements for dentists; prescriptions; order; penalties.
    (a) Any dentist who employs or engages the services of any dental laboratory to construct or repair, extraorally, prosthetic dentures, bridges, or other replacements for a part of a tooth, a tooth, or teeth, or who directs a dental laboratory to participate in shade selection for a prosthetic appliance, shall furnish such dental laboratory with a written prescription on forms prescribed by the Department which shall contain:
        (1) The name and address of the dental laboratory to
    
which the prescription is directed.
        (2) The patient's name or identification number. If a
    
number is used, the patient's name shall be written upon the duplicate copy of the prescription retained by the dentist.
        (3) The date on which the prescription was written.
        (4) A description of the work to be done, including
    
diagrams if necessary.
        (5) A specification of the type and quality of
    
materials to be used.
        (6) The signature of the dentist and the number of
    
his or her license to practice dentistry.
    (b) The dental laboratory receiving a prescription from a dentist shall retain the original prescription and the dentist shall retain a duplicate copy thereof for inspection at any reasonable time by the Department or its duly authorized agents, for a period of 3 years in both cases.
    (c) If the dental laboratory receiving a written prescription from a dentist engages another dental laboratory (hereinafter referred to as "subcontractor") to perform some of the services relative to such prescription, it shall furnish a written order with respect thereto on forms prescribed by the Department which shall contain:
        (1) The name and address of the subcontractor.
        (2) A number identifying the order with the original
    
prescription, which number shall be endorsed on the prescription received from the dentist.
        (3) The date on which the order was written.
        (4) A description of the work to be done by the
    
subcontractor, including diagrams if necessary.
        (5) A specification of the type and quality of
    
materials to be used.
        (6) The signature of an agent of the dental
    
laboratory issuing the order. The subcontractor shall retain the order and the issuer thereof shall retain a duplicate copy, attached to the prescription received from the dentist, for inspection by the Department or its duly authorized agents, for a period of 3 years in both cases.
        (7) A copy of the order to the subcontractor shall be
    
furnished to the dentist.
    (c-5) Regardless of whether the dental laboratory manufactures the dental appliance or has it manufactured by a subcontractor, the laboratory shall provide to the prescribing dentist the (i) location where the work was done and (ii) source and original location where the materials were obtained.
    (d) Any dentist who:
        (1) employs or engages the services of any dental
    
laboratory to construct or repair, extraorally, prosthetic dentures, bridges, or other dental appliances without first providing such dental laboratory with a written prescription;
        (2) fails to retain a duplicate copy of the
    
prescription for 3 years; or
        (3) refuses to allow the Department or its duly
    
authorized agents to inspect his or her files of prescriptions;
is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and the Department may revoke or suspend his or her license therefor.
    (e) Any dental laboratory which:
        (1) furnishes such services to any dentist without
    
first obtaining a written prescription therefor from such dentist;
        (2) acting as a subcontractor as described in (c)
    
above, furnishes such services to any dental laboratory without first obtaining a written order from such dental laboratory;
        (3) fails to retain the original prescription or
    
order, as the case may be, for 3 years;
        (4) refuses to allow the Department or its duly
    
authorized agents to inspect its files of prescriptions or orders; or
        (5) fails to provide any information required under
    
this Section to the prescribing dentist;
is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 94-1014, eff. 7-7-06.)

225 ILCS 25/49

    (225 ILCS 25/49) (from Ch. 111, par. 2349)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 49. Identification of dentures.
    (a) Every complete upper and lower denture and removable dental prosthesis fabricated by a dentist, or fabricated pursuant to his or her prescription, shall be marked with the name of the patient for whom the prosthesis is intended. The markings shall be done during fabrication and shall be permanent, legible and cosmetically acceptable. The exact location of the markings and the methods used to apply or implant them shall be determined by the dentist or dental laboratory fabricating the prosthesis. If in the professional judgment of the dentist, this full identification is not possible, the name may be omitted.
    (b) Any removable dental prosthesis in existence which was not marked in accordance with paragraph (a) of this Section at the time of fabrication, shall be so marked at the time of any subsequent rebasing or duplication.
(Source: P.A. 96-617, eff. 8-24-09.)

225 ILCS 25/50

    (225 ILCS 25/50) (from Ch. 111, par. 2350)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 50. Patient Records. Every dentist shall make a record of all dental work performed for each patient. The record shall be made in a manner and in sufficient detail that it may be used for identification purposes.
    Dental records required by this Section shall be maintained for 10 years. Dental records required to be maintained under this Section, or copies of those dental records, shall be made available upon request to the patient or the patient's guardian. A dentist shall be entitled to reasonable reimbursement for the cost of reproducing these records, which shall not exceed the cost allowed under Section 8-2003 of the Code of Civil Procedure. A dentist providing services through a mobile dental van or portable dental unit shall provide to the patient or the patient's parent or guardian, in writing, the dentist's name, license number, address, and information on how the patient or the patient's parent or guardian may obtain the patient's dental records, as provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 97-526, eff. 1-1-12.)

225 ILCS 25/51

    (225 ILCS 25/51) (from Ch. 111, par. 2351)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 51. Dispensing Drugs or Medicine. Any dentist who dispenses any drug or medicine shall dispense such drug or medicine in good faith and shall affix to the box, bottle, vessel or package containing the same a label indicating:
    (a) the date on which such drug or medicine is dispensed;
    (b) the name of the patient;
    (c) the last name of the person dispensing such drug or medicine;
    (d) the directions for use thereof; and
    (e) the proprietary name or names or the established name or names of the drug or medicine, the dosage and quantity, except as otherwise authorized by regulation of the Department.
    This Section shall not apply to drugs and medicines in a package which bears a label of the manufacturer containing information describing its contents which is in compliance with requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Illinois Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and which is dispensed without consideration by a dentist. "Drug" and "medicine" have the meanings ascribed to them in the Pharmacy Practice Act, as now or hereafter amended; "good faith" has the meaning ascribed to it in subsection (v) of Section 102 of the "Illinois Controlled Substances Act", as amended.
(Source: P.A. 95-689, eff. 10-29-07.)

225 ILCS 25/53

    (225 ILCS 25/53) (from Ch. 111, par. 2353)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 53. Exemption from Civil Liability for Emergency Care. Exemption from civil liability for emergency care is as provided in the Good Samaritan Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-607, eff. 1-1-97.)

225 ILCS 25/54

    (225 ILCS 25/54) (from Ch. 111, par. 2354)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 54. Exemption from Civil Liability for Peer Review Committees. While serving upon any Peer Review Committee, any dentist shall not be liable for civil damages as a result of his or her decisions, findings or recommendations in connection with his or her duties on such committee, except decisions, findings or recommendations involving his or her wilful or wanton misconduct. Furthermore, any professional organization, association or society of dentists, or component thereof, which sponsors, sanctions or otherwise operates or participates in peer review activities is hereby afforded the same privileges and immunities afforded to any member of the peer review committee.
(Source: P.A. 85-946.)

225 ILCS 25/54.1

    (225 ILCS 25/54.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 2354.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 54.1. Immunity from liability for free dental clinic services. Exemption from civil liability for free dental clinic services is as provided in the Good Samaritan Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-607, eff. 1-1-97.)

225 ILCS 25/54.2

    (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 care during a declared local, State, or national emergency.
(Source: P.A. 94-409, eff. 12-31-05.)

225 ILCS 25/55

    (225 ILCS 25/55) (from Ch. 111, par. 2355)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 55. Administrative Procedure Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is hereby expressly adopted and incorporated herein as if all of the provisions of that Act were included in this Act, except that the provision of subsection (d) of Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act that provides that at hearings the dentist or dental hygienist has the right to show compliance with all lawful requirements for retention, continuation or renewal of the license is specifically excluded. For the purposes of this Act the notice required under Section 10-25 of the Administrative Procedure Act is deemed sufficient when mailed to the last known address of a party.
(Source: P.A. 88-45; 89-80, eff. 6-30-95; 89-116, eff. 7-7-95.)

225 ILCS 25/56

    (225 ILCS 25/56) (from Ch. 111, par. 2356)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 56. Construction of Act - Existing Injunctions. The provisions of this Act insofar as they are the same or substantially the same as those of any prior law, shall be construed as a continuation of such prior law and not as a new enactment.
    Any existing injunction or temporary restraining order validly obtained under the prior "The Dental Practice Act" which prohibits unlicensed practice of dentistry or prohibits or requires any other conduct in connection with the practice of dentistry shall not be invalidated by the enactment of this Act and shall continue to have full force and effect on and after the effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-365.)

225 ILCS 25/57

    (225 ILCS 25/57) (from Ch. 111, par. 2357)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 57. Reinstatement of existing rules and regulations. All rules and regulations in effect on December 31, 1985 and promulgated pursuant to any Act repealed herein shall remain in full force and effect on the effective date of this Act without being promulgated again by the Department, except to the extent any such rule or regulation is inconsistent with any provision of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-80, eff. 6-30-95.)