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Public Act 099-0366





Public Act 099-0366
HB1496 EnrolledLRB099 03828 HAF 23842 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Dental Practice Act is amended by
changing Section 9 as follows:
    (225 ILCS 25/9)  (from Ch. 111, par. 2309)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2016)
    Sec. 9. Qualifications of Applicants for Dental Licenses.
The Department shall require that each applicant for a license
to practice dentistry shall:
        (a) (Blank).
        (b) Be at least 21 years of age and of good moral
        (c) (1) Present satisfactory evidence of completion of
    dental education by graduation from a dental college or
    school in the United States or Canada approved by the
    Department. The Department shall not approve any dental
    college or school which does not require at least (A) 60
    semester hours of collegiate credit or the equivalent in
    acceptable subjects from a college or university before
    admission, and (B) completion of at least 4 academic years
    of instruction or the equivalent in an approved dental
    college or school that is accredited by the Commission on
    Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;
        (2) Present satisfactory evidence of completion of
    dental education by graduation from a dental college or
    school outside the United States or Canada and provide
    satisfactory evidence that: (A) (blank); (B) the applicant
    has completed a minimum of 2 academic years of general
    dental clinical training at a dental college or school in
    the United States or Canada approved by the Department. ,
    however, an accredited advanced dental education program
    approved by the Department of no less than 2 years may be
    substituted for the 2 academic years of general dental
    clinical training and an applicant who was enrolled for not
    less than one year in an approved clinical program prior to
    January 1, 1993 at an Illinois dental college or school
    shall be required to complete only that program; and
            (C) the applicant has received certification from
        the dean of an approved dental college or school in the
        United States or Canada or the program director of an
        approved advanced dental education program stating
        that the applicant has achieved the same level of
        scientific knowledge and clinical competence as
        required of all graduates of the college, school, or
        advanced dental education program.
        Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent
    either the Department or any dental college or school from
    establishing higher standards than specified in this Act.
        (d) (Blank).
        (e) Present satisfactory evidence that the applicant
    has passed both parts of the National Board Dental
    Examination administered by the Joint Commission on
    National Dental Examinations and has successfully
    completed an examination conducted by one of the following
    regional testing services: the Central Regional Dental
    Testing Service, Inc. (CRDTS), the Southern Regional
    Testing Agency, Inc. (SRTA), the Western Regional
    Examining Board (WREB), the North East Regional Board
    (NERB), or the Council of Interstate Testing Agencies
    (CITA). For purposes of this Section, successful
    completion shall mean that the applicant has achieved a
    minimum passing score as determined by the applicable
    regional testing service. The Secretary may suspend a
    regional testing service under this subsection (e) if,
    after proper notice and hearing, it is established that (i)
    the integrity of the examination has been breached so as to
    make future test results unreliable or (ii) the test is
    fundamentally deficient in testing clinical competency.
    In determining professional capacity under this Section,
any individual who has not been actively engaged in the
practice of dentistry, has not been a dental student, or has
not been engaged in a formal program of dental education during
the 5 years immediately preceding the filing of an application
may be required to complete such additional testing, training,
or remedial education as the Board may deem necessary in order
to establish the applicant's present capacity to practice
dentistry with reasonable judgment, skill, and safety.
(Source: P.A. 96-14, eff. 6-19-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10;
96-1222, eff. 7-23-10; 97-526, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1013, eff.

Effective Date: 1/1/2016