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                            CHAPTER 370-H.F.No. 3200 
                  An act relating to health occupations; establishing 
                  guest licenses for dentists and dental hygienists; 
                  establishing guest registration for dental assistants; 
                  appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, 
                  section 150A.06, by adding a subdivision. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:  
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 150A.06, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 2c.  [GUEST LICENSE OR REGISTRATION.] (a) The board 
        shall grant a guest license to practice as a dentist or dental 
        hygienist or a guest registration to practice as a dental 
        assistant if the following conditions are met: 
           (1) the dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant is 
        currently licensed or registered in good standing in North 
        Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Wisconsin; 
           (2) the dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant is 
        currently engaged in the practice of that person's respective 
        profession in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Wisconsin; 
           (3) the dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant is 
        seeking to practice in a public health setting in Minnesota that 
        (i) is approved by the board; (ii) was established by a 
        nonprofit organization that is tax exempt under chapter 
        501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and (iii) 
        provides dental care to patients who have difficulty accessing 
        dental care; 
           (4) the dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant 
        agrees to treat indigent patients who meet the eligibility 
        criteria established by the clinic; and 
           (5) the dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant has 
        applied to the board for a guest license or registration, 
        providing evidence of being currently licensed or registered in 
        good standing in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Wisconsin, 
        and has paid a nonrefundable license fee to the board of $50. 
           (b) A dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant 
        practicing under a guest license or registration may only 
        practice at a single, specific location in Minnesota.  A guest 
        license or registration must be renewed annually with the board 
        and an annual renewal fee of $50 must be paid to the board.  If 
        the clinic in Minnesota at which a dentist, dental hygienist, or 
        dental assistant seeks to practice permanently ceases operation, 
        the guest license or registration issued under this subdivision 
        is automatically revoked. 
           (c) A dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant 
        practicing under a guest license or registration under this 
        subdivision shall have the same obligations as a dentist, dental 
        hygienist, or dental assistant who is licensed in Minnesota and 
        shall be subject to the laws and rules of Minnesota and the 
        regulatory authority of the board.  If the board suspends or 
        revokes the guest license or registration of, or otherwise 
        disciplines, a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant 
        practicing under this subdivision, the board shall promptly 
        report such disciplinary action to the dentist's, dental 
        hygienist's, or dental assistant's regulatory board in the 
        border state. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 2.  [APPROPRIATION.] 
           $3,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2003 from the state 
        government special revenue fund to the board of dentistry for 
        guest licensure of dentists or dental hygienists or guest 
        registration of dental assistants under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 150A.06, subdivision 2c. 
           Presented to the governor May 13, 2002 
           Signed by the governor May 15, 2002, 1:20 p.m.