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 Bill Status of SB2847  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DENTAL PRACT ACT-HYGIENIST

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Donne E. Trotter and Melinda Bush

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 25/4from Ch. 111, par. 2304
225 ILCS 25/18from Ch. 111, par. 2318


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Dental Practice Act. Provides that a dental hygienist may be employed or retained by a nonprofit organization or in a public health setting. Provides that a dental hygienist under remote supervision with a collaborative agreement with a licensed dentist shall provide a dental hygiene examination and screenings and determine which services are necessary to be performed with a referral to a dentist for a dental examination within 12 months. Provides that a dental hygienist may be employed or retained by a health care facility, program, or nonprofit organization to perform dental hygiene services without the patient first being examined by a licensed dentist if the dental hygienist (i) has engaged in active practice of clinical dental hygiene for a minimum of 2,400 hours in the past 18 months or a career total of 3,000 hours, (ii) has entered into a collaborative agreement with a licensed dentist, (iii) had documented participation in courses in infection control and medical emergencies, and (iv) maintains current CPR certification. Provides that a licensed dentist may not have a collaborative agreement with more than 4 dental hygienists, unless otherwise authorized by the Board. Provides that the collaborative agreement must (i) include certain provisions and it must be signed and maintained by the dentist, the dental hygienist, and the facility, program, or organization, (ii) be reviewed yearly, and (iii) be made available to the Board upon request. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/4/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  2/4/2014SenateFirst Reading
  2/4/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/11/2014SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  3/21/2014SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  3/26/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/27/2014SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities and Pensions
  3/28/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  3/28/2014SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 11, 2014
  4/10/2014SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  4/11/2014SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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