Comments: IL HB2676 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Dental Practice Act. Changes the definition of "public health dental hygienist." Provides that the requirement that a public health dental hygienist have additional structured courses in dental education in advanced areas specific to public health dentistry shall include emergency procedures for medically compromised patients, pharmacology, medical recordkeeping procedures, geriatric dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and pathology provided by an educational institution accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, such as a dental school or dental hygiene program, or a statewide dental association, approved by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to provide continuing education, that has developed and conducted training programs for expanded functions for dental assistants and hygienists. Provides that the training program must include a minimum of 26 hours of didactic study; include 8 hours of in-person classroom experience with an outcome assessment examination that tests the competency of the didactic subjects required by the Act; require the hygienist to complete an 8-hour, on-site mentoring experience monitored by the dentist who will have a public health supervision agreement with the hygienist; issue a certificate of completion of the training program, which must be kept on file at the supervising dentist's office and which will be made available to the Department upon request; and operate in a public health setting pursuant to a written public health supervision agreement with a dentist who is working in or has contracted with a local or State government agency or institution or who is providing services as part of a certified school-based program or school-based oral health program. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-3)

Status: (Passed) 2019-07-12 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0064 [HB2676 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]

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