SB 361 Authorizes volunteer licenses for retired dentists and dental hygienists
Sponsor: Crowell
LR Number: 1721S.01I Fiscal Note: 1721-01
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 3/9/2009 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee (1721S.04C) Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SCS/SB 361 - This act allows the Dental Board to grant volunteer licenses to retired dentists and dental hygienists. Individuals seeking volunteer licenses are required to file an affidavit stating that they have been licensed for at least ten years, that their license has not been lapsed for the four years prior to their application for a volunteer license, that they are retired, and that their license was in good standing at retirement, and to have met examination and other requirements.

Effective with the licensing period beginning on December 1, 2010, dentists and dental hygienists with limited licenses must renew the limited licenses every two years and are required to submit evidence of current certification in life support and complete certain continuing education requirements.

Dentists with limited licenses may only provide dental and preventative care without compensation to family members and at certain facilities. Dental hygienists with limited licenses may only provide dental hygiene and preventative care without compensation to family members and at certain facilities.

Dentists and dental hygienists are not required to pay any fee for volunteer licenses.

This act is similar to provisions of CCS/HCS/SB 296 (2009).

EMILY KALMER