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SF 689

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/21/2019 03:32pm

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-related licensing boards; creating emeritus dental licensure;
clarifying general practice residency requirements; making technical changes;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 150A.06, subdivision 3, by adding
subdivisions; 150A.091, by adding subdivisions.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 150A.06, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Waiver of examination.

(a) All or any part of the examination for dentists,
dental therapists, dental hygienists, or dental assistants, except that pertaining to the law of
Minnesota relating to dentistry and the rules of the board, may, at the discretion of the board,
be waived for an applicant who presents a certificate of having passed all components of
the National Board Dental Examinations or evidence of having maintained an adequate
scholastic standing as determined by the board.

(b) The board shall waive the clinical examination required for licensure for any dentist
applicant who is a graduate of a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental
Accreditation, who has passed all components of the National Board Dental Examinations,
and who has satisfactorily completed a deleted text beginMinnesota-baseddeleted text end postdoctoral general dentistry
residency program (GPR) or an advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) program
after January 1, 2004. The postdoctoral program must be accredited by the Commission on
Dental Accreditation, be of at least one year's duration, and include an outcome assessment
evaluation assessing the resident's competence to practice dentistry. The board may require
the applicant to submit any information deemed necessary by the board to determine whether
the waiver is applicable.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 person licensed to practice dentistry, dental
therapy, dental hygiene, or dental assisting pursuant to section 150A.05 or Minnesota Rules,
part 3100.8500, who retires from active practice in the state may apply to the board for
emeritus inactive licensure. An application for emeritus inactive licensure may be made on
the biennial licensing form or by petitioning the board, and the applicant must pay a onetime
application fee pursuant to section 150A.091, subdivision 19. In order to receive emeritus
inactive licensure, the applicant must be in compliance with board requirements and cannot
be the subject of current disciplinary action resulting in suspension, revocation,
disqualification, condition, or restriction of the licensee to practice dentistry, dental therapy,
dental hygiene, or dental assisting. An emeritus inactive license is not a license to practice,
but is a formal recognition of completion of a person's dental career in good standing.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 150A.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Emeritus active licensure. new text end

new text begin (a) A person licensed to practice dentistry, dental
therapy, dental hygiene, or dental assisting may apply for an emeritus active license if the
person is retired from active practice, is in compliance with board requirements, and is not
the subject of current disciplinary action resulting in suspension, revocation, disqualification,
condition, or restriction of the license to practice dentistry, dental therapy, dental hygiene,
or dental assisting.
new text end

new text begin (b) An emeritus active licensee may engage only in the following types of practice:
new text end

new text begin (1) pro bono or volunteer dental practice;
new text end

new text begin (2) paid practice not to exceed 500 hours per calendar year for the exclusive purpose of
providing licensing supervision to meet the board's requirements; or
new text end

new text begin (3) paid consulting services not to exceed 500 hours per calendar year.
new text end

new text begin (c) An emeritus active licensee shall not hold out as a full licensee and may only hold
out as authorized to practice as described in this subdivision. The board may take disciplinary
or corrective action against an emeritus active licensee based on violations of applicable
law or board requirements.
new text end

new text begin (d) A person may apply for an emeritus active license by completing an application form
specified by the board and must pay the application fee pursuant to section 150A.091,
subdivision 20.
new text end

new text begin (e) If an emeritus active license is not renewed every two years, the license expires. The
renewal date is the same as the licensee's renewal date when the licensee was in active
practice. In order to renew an emeritus active license, the licensee must:
new text end

new text begin (1) complete an application form as specified by the board;
new text end

new text begin (2) pay the required renewal fee pursuant to section 150A.091, subdivision 20; and
new text end

new text begin (3) report at least 25 continuing education hours completed since the last renewal, which
must include:
new text end

new text begin (i) at least one hour in two different required CORE areas;
new text end

new text begin (ii) at least one hour of mandatory infection control;
new text end

new text begin (iii) for dentists and dental therapists, at least 15 hours of fundamental credits for dentists
and dental therapists, and for dental hygienists and dental assistants, at least seven hours of
fundamental credits; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) for dentists and dental therapists, no more than ten elective credits, and for dental
hygienists and dental assistants, no more than six elective credits.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 An individual applying for emeritus inactive
licensure under section 150A.06, subdivision 10, must pay a onetime fee of $50. There is
no renewal fee for an emeritus inactive license.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 An individual applying for emeritus active licensure
under section 150A.06, subdivision 11, must pay a fee upon application and upon renewal
every two years. The fees for emeritus active license application and renewal are as follows:
dentist, $212; dental therapist, $100; dental hygienist, $75; and dental assistant, $55.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end