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Public Act 92-0262
HB0752 Enrolled LRB9203799LBgc
AN ACT concerning dental hygiene.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Illinois Dental Practice Act is amended
by changing Section 13 as follows:
(225 ILCS 25/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 2313)
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:
(2) Be a graduate of high school or its equivalent.
(3) Present satisfactory evidence of having successfully
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received 2 academic years of credit at a dental
hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental
Accreditation of the American Dental Association or its
equivalent in an approved program of dental hygiene.
(4) Submit evidence that he 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.
(6) Pass an examination authorized or given by the
Department in the subjects usually taught in approved
programs of dental hygiene, which examination shall determine
the qualifications of applicants to perform the operative
procedures of dental hygiene. The Department may recognize a
certificate granted by the National Board of Dental Examiners
in lieu of, or subject to, such examination.
(Source: P.A. 89-80, eff. 6-30-95; 89-116, eff. 7-7-95;
89-387, eff. 8-20-95.)
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
Passed in the General Assembly May 15, 2001.
Approved August 07, 2001.