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                             CHAPTER 37-H.F.No. 125 
                  An act relating to professions; modifying licensure 
                  requirements for foreign-trained dentists; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 150A.06, subdivision 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 150A.06, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DENTISTS.] A person of good moral 
        character not already a licensed dentist of the state, having 
        submitted an application and fee as prescribed by the board and 
        the diploma or equivalent awarded to the person by a dental 
        college approved by the board, may be examined by the board or 
        by an agency pursuant to section 150A.03, subdivision 1, in a 
        manner to test the applicant's fitness to practice dentistry.  A 
        graduate of a dental college in another country must not be 
        disqualified from examination solely because of the applicant's 
        foreign training if the board determines that the training is 
        equivalent to or higher than that provided by a dental college 
        approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the 
        American Dental Association or a successor organization.  In the 
        case of examinations conducted pursuant to section 150A.03, 
        subdivision 1, applicants may take the examination prior to 
        applying to the board for licensure.  The examination shall 
        include an examination of the applicant's knowledge of the laws 
        of Minnesota relating to dentistry and the rules of the board.  
        An applicant is ineligible to retake the clinical examination 
        required by the board after failing it twice until further 
        education and training are obtained as specified by the board by 
        rule.  A separate, nonrefundable fee may be charged for each 
        time a person applies.  An applicant who passes the examination 
        in compliance with subdivision 2b and meets all other 
        requirements of the board shall be licensed to practice 
        dentistry and supplied with a license by the board. 
           Presented to the governor April 20, 2001 
           Signed by the governor April 24, 2001, 10:08 a.m.

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