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Senate Bill 0590

Senate Bill 0590

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF SB 590 (Updated April 26, 2013 11:37 am - DI 104)

Dental matters. Establishes a limited voluntary charitable permit for dental hygienists and dentists. Adds "R.D.H." to the titles to be used for a dental hygienist. Adds a $20 compliance fee that a dental hygienist must pay at license renewal. Repeals provisions requiring that continuing education courses for dental hygienists and dentists be made available in all Indiana geographic regions. Requires the attorney general and the Indiana professional licensing agency to enter into a memorandum of understanding concerning investigations of dental hygienists and dentists. Sets forth requirements for dental applicants who have graduated from an unaccredited dental college located outside the United States. Establishes discontinuation of dental practice procedures. Provides that a person who intentionally prevents a dentist from complying with the discontinuation requirements commits a Class A misdemeanor and allows for the office of the attorney general to bring a civil action suit against the person to enjoin a violation. Removes a provision that dentures may be marked with a patient's Social Security number. Requires the health finance commission to study, during the 2013 legislative interim, issues concerning the delivery of dental practices and options and procedures concerning consumer protections for dental care services.
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