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Full Text of SB1602  97th General Assembly


Rep. Dan Reitz

Filed: 4/26/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1602 as follows:
3on page 1, line 5, by replacing "4, 16, 16.1, 17, 18, and 50"
4with "4, 9, 16, 16.1, 17, 18, 19, and 50"; and
5on page 4, immediately below line 26, by inserting the
7    "(225 ILCS 25/9)  (from Ch. 111, par. 2309)
8    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
9    Sec. 9. Qualifications of Applicants for Dental Licenses.
10The Department shall require that each applicant for a license
11to practice dentistry shall:
12        (a) (Blank).
13        (b) Be at least 21 years of age and of good moral
14    character.
15        (c) (1) Present satisfactory evidence of completion of



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1    dental education by graduation from a dental college or
2    school in the United States or Canada approved by the
3    Department. The Department shall not approve any dental
4    college or school which does not require at least (A) 60
5    semester hours of collegiate credit or the equivalent in
6    acceptable subjects from a college or university before
7    admission, and (B) completion of at least 4 academic years
8    of instruction or the equivalent in an approved dental
9    college or school that is accredited by the Commission on
10    Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;
11    or
12        (2) Present satisfactory evidence of completion of
13    dental education by graduation from a dental college or
14    school outside the United States or Canada and provide
15    satisfactory evidence that:
16            (A) (blank);
17            (B) the applicant has completed a minimum of 2
18        academic years of general dental clinical training at a
19        dental college or school in the United States or Canada
20        approved by the Department, however, an accredited
21        advanced dental education program approved by the
22        Department of no less than 2 years may be substituted
23        for the 2 academic years of general dental clinical
24        training and an applicant who was enrolled for not less
25        than one year in an approved clinical program prior to
26        January 1, 1993 at an Illinois dental college or school



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1        shall be required to complete only that program; and
2            (C) the applicant has received certification from
3        the dean of an approved dental college or school in the
4        United States or Canada or the program director of an
5        approved advanced dental education program stating
6        that the applicant has achieved the same level of
7        scientific knowledge and clinical competence as
8        required of all graduates of the college, school, or
9        advanced dental education program.
10        Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent
11    either the Department or any dental college or school from
12    establishing higher standards than specified in this Act.
13        (d) (Blank).
14        (e) Present satisfactory evidence that the applicant
15    has passed both parts of the National Board Dental
16    Examination administered by the Joint Commission on
17    National Dental Examinations and has successfully
18    completed an examination conducted by one of the following
19    regional testing services: the Central Regional Dental
20    Testing Service, Inc. (CRDTS), the Southern Regional
21    Testing Agency, Inc. (SRTA), the Western Regional
22    Examining Board (WREB), or the North East Regional Board
23    (NERB), or the Council of Interstate Testing Agencies
24    (CITA). For purposes of this Section, successful
25    completion shall mean that the applicant has achieved a
26    minimum passing score as determined by the applicable



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1    regional testing service. The Secretary of the Department
2    may suspend a regional testing service under this
3    subsection (e) if, after proper notice and hearing, it is
4    established that (i) the integrity of the examination has
5    been breached so as to make future test results unreliable
6    or (ii) the test is fundamentally deficient in testing
7    clinical competency.
8    In determining professional capacity under this Section,
9any individual who has not been actively engaged in the
10practice of dentistry, has not been a dental student, or has
11not been engaged in a formal program of dental education during
12the 5 years immediately preceding the filing of an application
13may be required to complete such additional testing, training,
14or remedial education as the Board may deem necessary in order
15to establish the applicant's present capacity to practice
16dentistry with reasonable judgment, skill, and safety.
17(Source: P.A. 96-14, eff. 6-19-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10;
1896-1222, eff. 7-23-10.)"; and
19on page 20, immediately below line 2, by inserting the
21    "(225 ILCS 25/19)  (from Ch. 111, par. 2319)
22    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
23    Sec. 19. Licensing Applicants from other States. Any person
24who has been lawfully licensed to practice dentistry, including



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1the practice of a licensed dental specialty, or dental hygiene
2in another state or territory which has and maintains a
3standard for the practice of dentistry, a dental specialty, or
4dental hygiene at least equal to that now maintained in this
5State, or if the requirements for licensure in such state or
6territory in which the applicant was licensed were, at the date
7of his licensure, substantially equivalent to the requirements
8then in force in this State, and who has been lawfully engaged
9in the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene for at least 3
10of the 5 years immediately preceding the filing of his or her
11application to practice in this State and who shall deposit
12with the Department a duly attested certificate from the Board
13of the state or territory in which he or she is licensed,
14certifying to the fact of his or her licensing and of his or
15her being a person of good moral character may, upon payment of
16the required fee, be granted a license to practice dentistry, a
17dental specialty, or dental hygiene in this State, as the case
18may be.
19    For the purposes of this Section, "substantially
20equivalent" means that the applicant has presented evidence of
21completion and graduation from an American Dental Association
22accredited dental college or school in the United States or
23Canada, presented evidence that the applicant has passed both
24parts of the National Board Dental Examination, and
25successfully completed an examination conducted by a regional
26testing service. In in computing 3 of the immediately preceding



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15 years of practice in another state or territory, any person
2who left the practice of dentistry to enter the military
3service and who practiced dentistry while in the military
4service may count as a part of such period the time spent by
5him in such service.
6    Applicants have 3 years from the date of application to
7complete the application process. If the process has not been
8completed in 3 years, the application shall be denied, the fee
9forfeited and the applicant must reapply and meet the
10requirements in effect at the time of reapplication.
11(Source: P.A. 94-409, eff. 12-31-05.)".