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SF 3179

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/13/2018 09:11am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; modifying certain licensing provisions for dentists; clarifying
faculty licensure; creating emeritus licensure; making technical changes; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 150A.06, subdivision 1a, by adding subdivisions;
150A.091, by adding subdivisions.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 150A.06, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Faculty dentists.

(a) Faculty members of a school of dentistry must be licensed
in order to practice dentistry as defined in section 150A.05. The board may issue to members
of the faculty of a school of dentistry a license designated as either a "limited faculty license"
or a "full faculty license" entitling the holder to practice dentistry within the terms described
in paragraph (b) or (c). The dean of a school of dentistry and program directors of a
Minnesota dental hygienenew text begin, dental therapy,new text end or dental assisting school accredited by the
Commission on Dental Accreditation shall certify to the board those members of the school's
faculty who practice dentistry but are not licensed to practice dentistry in Minnesota. A
faculty member who practices dentistry as defined in section 150A.05, before beginning
duties in a school of dentistry deleted text beginor adeleted text endnew text begin, dental therapy,new text end dental hygienenew text begin,new text end or dental assisting deleted text beginschool,deleted text end
shall apply to the board for a limited or full faculty license. Pursuant to Minnesota Rules,
chapter 3100, and at the discretion of the board, a limited faculty license must be renewed
annually and a full faculty license must be renewed biennially. The faculty applicant shall
pay a nonrefundable fee set by the board for issuing and renewing the faculty license. The
faculty license is valid during the time the holder remains a member of the faculty of a
school of dentistry deleted text beginor adeleted text endnew text begin, dental therapy,new text end dental hygienenew text begin,new text end or dental assisting deleted text beginschooldeleted text end and subjects
the holder to this chapter.

(b) The board may issue to dentist members of the faculty of a Minnesota school of
dentistry, new text begindental therapy, new text enddental hygiene, or dental assisting accredited by the Commission
on Dental Accreditation, a license designated as a limited faculty license entitling the holder
to practice dentistry within the school and its affiliated teaching facilities, but only for the
purposes of teaching or conducting research. The practice of dentistry at a school facility
for purposes other than teaching or research is not allowed unless the dentist was a faculty
member on August 1, 1993.

(c) The board may issue to dentist members of the faculty of a Minnesota school of
dentistry, new text begindental therapy, new text enddental hygiene, or dental assisting accredited by the Commission
on Dental Accreditation a license designated as a full faculty license entitling the holder to
practice dentistry within the school and its affiliated deleted text beginteachingdeleted text end facilities deleted text beginand elsewheredeleted text end if the
holder of the license is employed deleted text begin50 percent time or moredeleted text endnew text begin full timenew text end by the school in the
practice of teachingnew text begin, supervising,new text end or research, and upon successful review by the board of
the applicant's qualifications as described in subdivisions 1, 1c, and 4 and board rule. The
board, at its discretion, may waive specific licensing prerequisites.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 150A.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Emeritus inactive license. new text end

new text begin (a) A dental professional licensed under this chapter
to practice dentistry, dental therapy, dental hygiene, or dental assisting who retires from
active practice in the state may apply to the board for an emeritus inactive license. An
applicant must apply for an emeritus inactive license on the biennial licensing form or by
petitioning the board.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board shall not grant an emeritus inactive license to an applicant who is the
subject of a disciplinary action resulting in the current suspension, revocation,
disqualification, condition, or restriction of the applicant's license to practice dentistry,
dental therapy, dental hygiene, or dental assisting.
new text end

new text begin (c) An emeritus inactive licensee is prohibited from practicing dentistry, dental therapy,
dental hygiene, or dental assisting. An emeritus inactive license is a formal recognition of
completion of the licensee's dental career in good standing.
new text end

new text begin (d) The board shall charge a onetime fee for issuance of an emeritus inactive license,
pursuant to section 150A.091.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 150A.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Emeritus active license. new text end

new text begin (a) A dental professional licensed to practice dentistry,
dental therapy, dental hygiene, or dental assisting, pursuant to section 150A.05 and Minnesota
Rules, part 3100.8500, who declares retirement from active practice in the state may apply
to the board for an emeritus active license. An applicant must apply for an emeritus active
license on a form as required by the board.
new text end

new text begin (b) An emeritus active licensee may engage only in pro bono or volunteer practice, paid
practice not to exceed 240 hours per calendar year for the purpose of providing license
supervision to meet board requirements, and paid consulting services not to exceed 240
hours per calendar year.
new text end

new text begin (c) An emeritus active licensee is prohibited from representing that the licensee is
authorized to engage in any practice except as provided in paragraph (b). The board may
take disciplinary or corrective action against an emeritus active licensee as provided in
section 150A.08.
new text end

new text begin (d) An emeritus active license must be renewed biennially. The renewal requirements
for an emeritus active license are:
new text end

new text begin (1) completion of a renewal form as required by the board;
new text end

new text begin (2) payment of a renewal fee pursuant to section 150A.091; and
new text end

new text begin (3) reporting of 25 completed continuing education hours, which must include:
new text end

new text begin (i) courses in two required CORE areas;
new text end

new text begin (ii) one hour of credit on infection control;
new text end

new text begin (iii) for emeritus active licenses in dentistry and dental therapy, at least 15 fundamental
credits and no more than ten elective credits; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) for emeritus active licenses in dental hygiene and dental assisting, at least seven
fundamental credits and no more than six elective credits.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 150A.091, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Emeritus inactive license. new text end

new text begin Each applicant shall submit with an application
for an emeritus inactive license a onetime, nonrefundable fee in the amount of $50.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 150A.091, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Emeritus active license. new text end

new text begin Each applicant shall submit with an application for
an emeritus inactive license, and each emeritus active licensee shall submit with a renewal
application, a nonrefundable fee as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) for an emeritus active license in dentistry, $212;
new text end

new text begin (2) for an emeritus active license in dental therapy, $100;
new text end

new text begin (3) for an emeritus active license in dental hygiene, $75; and
new text end

new text begin (4) for an emeritus active license in dental assisting, $55.
new text end