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Full Text of SB2631  100th General Assembly


Sen. Emil Jones, III

Filed: 3/9/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2631 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Dental Practice Act is amended by
5changing Section 11 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 25/11)  (from Ch. 111, par. 2311)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
8    Sec. 11. Types of dental licenses. The Department shall
9have the authority to issue the following types of licenses:
10    (a) General licenses. The Department shall issue a license
11authorizing practice as a dentist to any person who qualifies
12for a license under this Act.
13    (b) Specialty licenses. The Department shall issue a
14license authorizing practice as a specialist in any particular
15branch of dentistry to any dentist who has complied with the
16requirements established for that particular branch of



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1dentistry at the time of making application. The Department
2shall establish additional requirements of any dentist who
3announces or holds himself or herself out to the public as a
4specialist or as being specially qualified in any particular
5branch of dentistry.
6    No dentist shall announce or hold himself or herself out to
7the public as a specialist or as being specially qualified in
8any particular branch of dentistry unless he or she is licensed
9to practice in that specialty of dentistry.
10    The fact that any dentist shall announce by card,
11letterhead or any other form of communication using terms as
12"Specialist," "Practice Limited To" or "Limited to Specialty
13of" with the name of the branch of dentistry practiced as a
14specialty, or shall use equivalent words or phrases to announce
15the same, shall be prima facie evidence that the dentist is
16holding himself or herself out to the public as a specialist.
17    (c) Temporary training licenses. Persons who wish to pursue
18specialty or other advanced clinical educational programs in an
19approved dental school or a hospital situated in this State, or
20persons who wish to pursue programs of specialty training in
21dental public health in public agencies in this State, may
22receive without examination, in the discretion of the
23Department, a temporary training license. In order to receive a
24temporary training license under this subsection, an applicant
25shall furnish satisfactory proof to the Department that:
26        (1) The applicant is at least 21 years of age and is of



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1    good moral character. In determining moral character under
2    this Section, the Department may take into consideration
3    any felony conviction of the applicant, but such a
4    conviction shall not operate as bar to licensure;
5        (2) The applicant has been accepted or appointed for
6    specialty or residency training by an approved hospital
7    situated in this State, by an approved dental school
8    situated in this State, or by a public health agency in
9    this State the training programs of which are recognized
10    and approved by the Department. The applicant shall
11    indicate the beginning and ending dates of the period for
12    which he or she has been accepted or appointed;
13        (3) The applicant is a graduate of a dental school or
14    college approved and in good standing in the judgment of
15    the Department. The Department may consider diplomas or
16    certifications of education, or both, accompanied by
17    transcripts of course work and credits awarded to determine
18    if an applicant has graduated from a dental school or
19    college approved and in good standing. The Department may
20    also consider diplomas or certifications of education, or
21    both, accompanied by transcripts of course work and credits
22    awarded in determining whether a dental school or college
23    is approved and in good standing.
24    Temporary training licenses issued under this Section
25shall be valid only for the duration of the period of residency
26or specialty training and may be extended or renewed as



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1prescribed by rule. The holder of a valid temporary training
2license shall be entitled thereby to perform acts as may be
3prescribed by and incidental to his or her program of residency
4or specialty training; but he or she shall not be entitled to
5engage in the practice of dentistry in this State.
6    A temporary training license may be revoked by the
7Department upon proof that the holder has engaged in the
8practice of dentistry in this State outside of his or her
9program of residency or specialty training, or if the holder
10shall fail to supply the Department, within 10 days of its
11request, with information as to his or her current status and
12activities in his or her specialty training program.
13    (d) Faculty limited Restricted faculty licenses. Persons
14who have received full-time appointments to teach dentistry at
15an approved dental school or hospital situated in this State
16may receive without examination, in the discretion of the
17Department, a restricted faculty limited license. In order to
18receive a restricted faculty limited license an applicant shall
19furnish satisfactory proof to the Department that:
20        (1) The applicant is at least 21 years of age, is of
21    good moral character and is licensed to practice dentistry
22    in another state or country; and
23        (2) The applicant has a full-time appointment to teach
24    dentistry at an approved dental school or hospital situated
25    in this State.
26    Faculty limited Restricted faculty licenses issued under



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1this Section shall be valid for a period of 3 years and may be
2extended or renewed. The holder of a valid restricted faculty
3limited license may perform acts as may be required by his or
4her teaching of dentistry. In addition, the holder of a
5restricted faculty limited license may practice general
6dentistry or in his or her area of specialty, but only in a
7clinic or office affiliated with the dental school. Any
8restricted faculty limited license issued to a faculty member
9under this Section shall terminate immediately and
10automatically, without any further action by the Department, if
11the holder ceases to be a faculty member at an approved dental
12school or hospital in this State.
13    The Department may revoke a restricted faculty limited
14license for a violation of this Act or its rules, or if the
15holder fails to supply the Department, within 10 days of its
16request, with information as to his current status and
17activities in his teaching program.
18    (e) Inactive status. Any person who holds one of the
19licenses under subsection (a) or (b) of Section 11 or under
20Section 12 of this Act may elect, upon payment of the required
21fee, to place his or her license on an inactive status and
22shall, subject to the rules of the Department, be excused from
23the payment of renewal fees until he or she notifies the
24Department in writing of his or her desire to resume active
26    Any licensee requesting restoration from inactive status



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1shall be required to pay the current renewal fee and upon
2payment the Department shall be required to restore his or her
3license, as provided in Section 16 of this Act.
4    Any licensee whose license is in an inactive status shall
5not practice in the State of Illinois.
6    (f) Certificates of Identification. In addition to the
7licenses authorized by this Section, the Department shall
8deliver to each dentist a certificate of identification in a
9form specified by the Department.
10(Source: P.A. 94-409, eff. 12-31-05.)".