(225 ILCS 25/2)
(from Ch. 111, par. 2302)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
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