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S.B. 174

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DENTIST AND DENTAL HYGIENIST

             2     
PRACTICE ACT AMENDMENTS

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

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House Sponsor: Bradley G. Last

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill eliminates foreign accreditations for dentists and hygienists to obtain a license
             11      in Utah.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    repeals the authorization allowing licensure of dentist and dental hygienists who
             15      received degrees outsides the United States.
             16      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          58-69-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 206
             23     
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 58-69-302 is amended to read:
             26           58-69-302. Qualifications for licensure.
             27          (1) An applicant for licensure as a dentist, except as set forth in Subsection (2), shall:


             28          (a) submit an application in a form as prescribed by the division;
             29          (b) pay a fee as determined by the department under Section 63-38-3.2 ;
             30          (c) be of good moral character;
             31          (d) provide satisfactory documentation of having successfully completed a program of
             32      professional education preparing an individual as a dentist as evidenced by having received an
             33      earned doctor's degree in dentistry from[: (i)] a dental school accredited by the Commission on
             34      Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; [or]
             35          [(ii) a dental school located outside of the United States or its jurisdictions which, at
             36      the time the applicant graduated from the dental school, met standards for accreditation by the
             37      Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;]
             38          (e) pass the National Board Dental Examinations as administered by the Joint
             39      Commission on National Dental Examinations of the American Dental Association;
             40          (f) pass any one of the regional dental clinical licensure examinations unless the
             41      division, in collaboration with the board, determines that:
             42          (i) the examination is clearly inferior to the Western Regional Examination Board; and
             43          (ii) reliance upon the examination poses an unjustifiable threat to public health and
             44      safety;
             45          (g) pass any other examinations regarding applicable law, rules, or ethics as established
             46      by division rule made in collaboration with the board;
             47          (h) be able to read, write, speak, understand, and be understood in the English language
             48      and demonstrate proficiency to the satisfaction of the board if requested by the board; and
             49          (i) meet with the board if requested by the board or division for the purpose of
             50      examining the applicant's qualifications for licensure.
             51          (2) An applicant for licensure as a dentist qualifying under the endorsement provision
             52      of Section 58-1-302 shall:
             53          (a) be currently licensed in good standing in another jurisdiction set forth in Section
             54      58-1-302 ;
             55          (b) (i) document having met all requirements for licensure under Subsection (1) except,
             56      an applicant having received licensure in another state or jurisdiction prior to the year when the
             57      National Board Dental Examinations were first administered, shall document having passed a
             58      state administered examination acceptable to the division in collaboration with the board; or


             59          (ii) document having obtained licensure in another state or jurisdiction upon which
             60      licensure by endorsement is based by meeting requirements which were equal to licensure
             61      requirements in Utah at the time the applicant obtained licensure in the other state or
             62      jurisdiction; and
             63          (c) document having been successfully engaged in practice as a dentist for not less than
             64      6,000 hours in the five years immediately preceding the date of application for licensure.
             65          (3) An applicant for licensure as a dental hygienist, except as set forth in Subsection
             66      (4), shall:
             67          (a) submit an application in a form as prescribed by the division;
             68          (b) pay a fee as determined by the department pursuant to Section 63-38-3.2 ;
             69          (c) be of good moral character;
             70          (d) be a graduate holding a certificate or degree in dental hygiene from[: (i)] a school
             71      accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;
             72      [or]
             73          [(ii) a dental hygiene school located outside of the United States or its jurisdictions
             74      which, at the time the applicant graduated from or received certification from the school, met
             75      standards for accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental
             76      Association;]
             77          (e) pass the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination as administered by the Joint
             78      Commission on National Dental Examinations of the American Dental Association;
             79          (f) pass an examination consisting of practical demonstrations in the practice of dental
             80      hygiene and written or oral examination in the theory and practice of dental hygiene as
             81      established by division rule made in collaboration with the board;
             82          (g) pass any other examinations regarding applicable law, rules, and ethics as
             83      established by rule by division rule made in collaboration with the board;
             84          (h) be able to read, write, speak, understand, and be understood in the English language
             85      and demonstrate proficiency to the satisfaction of the board if requested by the board; and
             86          (i) meet with the board if requested by the board or division for the purpose of
             87      examining the applicant's qualifications for licensure.
             88          (4) An applicant for licensure as a dental hygienist qualifying under the endorsement
             89      provision of Section 58-1-302 shall:


             90          (a) be currently licensed in another jurisdiction set forth in Section 58-1-302 ;
             91          (b) (i) document having met all requirements for licensure under Subsection (3) except,
             92      an applicant having received licensure in another state or jurisdiction prior to 1962, the year
             93      when the National Board Dental Hygiene Examinations were first administered, shall
             94      document having passed a state administered examination acceptable to the division in
             95      collaboration with the board; or
             96          (ii) document having obtained licensure in another state or jurisdiction upon which
             97      licensure by endorsement is based by meeting requirements which were equal to licensure
             98      requirements in Utah at the time the applicant obtained licensure in the other state or
             99      jurisdiction; and
             100          (c) document having been successfully engaged in practice as a dental hygienist for not
             101      less than 2,000 hours in the two years immediately preceding the date of application for
             102      licensure.




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