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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Dental Practice Act is amended by
5adding Section 54.3 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 25/54.3 new)
7    Sec. 54.3. Vaccinations.
8    (a) Notwithstanding Section 54.2 of this Act, a dentist may
9administer vaccinations upon completion of appropriate
10training set forth by rule and approved by the Department on
11appropriate vaccine storage, proper administration, and
12addressing contraindications and adverse reactions.
13Vaccinations shall be limited to patients 18 years of age and
14older pursuant to a valid prescription or standing order by a
15physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches
16who, in the course of professional practice, administers
17vaccines to patients. Methods of communication shall be
18established for consultation with the physician in person or by
20    (b) Vaccinations administered by a dentist shall be limited
21to influenza (inactivated influenza vaccine and live
22attenuated influenza intranasal vaccine). Vaccines shall only
23be administered by the dentist and shall not be delegated to an



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1assistant or any other person. Vaccination of a patient by a
2dentist shall be documented in the patient's dental record and
3the record shall be retained in accordance with current dental
4recordkeeping standards. The dentist shall notify the
5patient's primary care physician of each dose of vaccine
6administered to the patient and shall enter all patient level
7data or update the patient's current record. The dentist may
8provide this notice to the patient's physician electronically.
9In addition, the dentist shall enter all patient level data on
10vaccines administered in the immunization data registry
11maintained by the Department of Public Health.
12    (c) A dentist shall only provide vaccinations under this
13Section if contracted with and credentialed by the patient's
14health insurance, health maintenance organization, or other
15health plan to specifically provide the vaccinations allowed
16under this Section. Persons enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid
17may only receive the vaccinations allowed for under this
18Section from dentists who are authorized to do so by the
19federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or the
20Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
21    (d) The Department shall adopt any rules necessary to
22implement this Section.
23    (e) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2020.
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.