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SF 288

4th Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 05/08/2012 10:36am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to health; regulating dental laboratories; setting certain fees;
appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 150A.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [150A.24] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of sections 150A.24 to 150A.31, the
following terms have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Dental laboratory. new text end

new text begin "Dental laboratory" means a corporation, partnership,
sole proprietor, or business entity engaged in the manufacture or repair of dental prosthetic
appliances. This definition does not include a dental laboratory that is physically located
within a dental practice if the dental prosthetic appliances are manufactured or repaired for
the exclusive use of the dentist or dentists within the dental practice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Material content notice. new text end

new text begin "Material content notice" means a notice that
contains the complete material content information of a dental prosthetic appliance,
including whether U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliant materials were
used. The notice must be provided in a manner that can be easily entered into a patient
record.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Work authorization. new text end

new text begin "Work authorization" means a written instrument
by which a dental laboratory subcontracts to another dental laboratory all or part of the
manufacture or repair of a dental prosthetic appliance authorized by a work order by
a licensed dentist.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Work order. new text end

new text begin "Work order" means a written instrument prescribed by a
licensed dentist directing a dental laboratory to manufacture or repair a dental prosthetic
appliance for an individual patient.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [150A.25] REGISTRATION FOR DENTAL LABORATORIES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin General. new text end

new text begin Beginning January 1, 2013, all dental laboratories
physically located in Minnesota must register with the Board of Dentistry.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Registration requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) An application for an initial registration
and for renewal must be submitted to the board on a form provided by the board
accompanied with the registration fee required under section 150A.31. The application
must contain:
new text end

new text begin (1) the business name of the laboratory;
new text end

new text begin (2) the physical address of the laboratory;
new text end

new text begin (3) the name of the laboratory's owner or operator;
new text end

new text begin (4) the telephone number or electronic mail address;
new text end

new text begin (5) the certification number and the name of the certifying organization, if
applicable; and
new text end

new text begin (6) any other identifying information deemed necessary by the board.
new text end

new text begin (b) It is the responsibility of the dental laboratory to notify the board of any changes
in the registration information required under paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Unique registration number. new text end

new text begin Upon approval, the board shall issue a
registration and a unique registration number to the dental laboratory.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Registration term; renewal. new text end

new text begin Registration shall be valid for two years
from the date of issuance and may be renewed upon submitting the information required
in subdivision 2 and the registration renewal fee required in section 150A.31.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [150A.26] WORK ORDER REQUIRED.
new text end

new text begin No registered dental laboratory shall perform or authorize any dental technological
work without a valid work order from a licensed dentist or a work authorization issued
pursuant to a valid work order. A work order or work authorization may be handwritten
and may be faxed or sent electronically using an electronic signature.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [150A.27] MATERIAL CONTENT NOTICE.
new text end

new text begin (a) A registered dental laboratory shall inform the dentist who issued the work
order of:
new text end

new text begin (1) the country of origin where the technological work was performed in whole
or in part; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the name, physical address, and registration number of the laboratory or
laboratories that manufactured or repaired the dental prosthesis, either directly or
indirectly.
new text end

new text begin (b) A registered dental laboratory shall provide to the dentist a material content
notice for each dental prosthetic appliance. Upon receipt of the material content notice, the
dentist must include the information in the record of the patient for whom the prosthesis is
intended.
new text end

new text begin (c) Dentists licensed under this chapter who manufacture or repair a dental prosthetic
appliance or by work order have a dental prosthetic appliance manufactured or repaired by
a dental technician within their dental practice for a patient must include in the patient's
record the material content notice information of the dental prosthetic appliance.
new text end

new text begin (d) It is the responsibility of the licensed dentist to obtain the material content
notice information and the country of origin for dental laboratory work performed by an
out-of-state dental laboratory and to include this information in the record of the patient
for whom the dental work is intended.
new text end

new text begin (e) Upon request of the patient, the licensed dentist shall provide a patient with the
material content information and the country of origin information.
new text end

new text begin (f) A registered dental laboratory must comply with section 150A.21.
new text end

Sec. 5.

new text begin [150A.28] PROHIBITION AGAINST THE USE OF A NONREGISTERED
DENTAL LABORATORY.
new text end

new text begin (a) A dentist licensed under this chapter must use a dental laboratory registered
under sections 150A.24 to 150A.31 for any dental laboratory work that is performed in
this state and outside of the office of a licensed dentist.
new text end

new text begin (b) No registered dental laboratory shall subcontract all or part of any dental
laboratory work that is prescribed by a work order to another dental laboratory unless that
laboratory provides the registered dental laboratory with a material content notice and
the country of origin for any dental laboratory work performed by the subcontracting
dental laboratory.
new text end

new text begin (c) Nothing in this section prohibits a licensed dentist from directing a nonregistered
dental laboratory located outside the state to manufacture or repair a dental prosthesis
pursuant to a valid work order.
new text end

Sec. 6.

new text begin [150A.29] WEB SITE.
new text end

new text begin By May 1, 2013, the board shall provide on its Web site a list of the laboratories
registered under section 150A.25, with the information described in section 150A.25 for
each registered laboratory.
new text end

Sec. 7.

new text begin [150A.30] CERTIFICATION.
new text end

new text begin Nothing in sections 150A.24 to 150A.31 shall prohibit the development of a
voluntary certification process for dental laboratories or dental technicians.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [150A.31] FEES.
new text end

new text begin (a) The initial biennial registration fee is $50.
new text end

new text begin (b) The biennial renewal registration fee is $25.
new text end

new text begin (c) The fees specified in this section are nonrefundable and shall be deposited in
the state government special revenue fund.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $15,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2013 from the state government special
revenue fund to the Board of Dentistry for the purpose of implementing Minnesota
Statutes, sections 150A.24 to 150A.31. The state government special revenue fund base
for the Board of Dentistry is decreased by $10,000 for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 to 8 are effective January 1, 2013.
new text end