Maine LD 488: An Act To Expand the Scope of Practice for Denturists

LD 488 (subjects: LICENSING , DENTAL PERSONNEL )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=488&PID=1456&snum=127


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Action
2/24/2015 House Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/24/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland, REFERRED to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, in concurrence.
5/12/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-130)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/13/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-130) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-130), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
5/20/2015 House On motion of Representative HERBIG of Belfast, under suspension of the rules, the House RECONSIDERED its action whereby the Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-130).
On further motion of the same Representative, House Amendment “A” (H-169) was READ and ADOPTED.
Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-130) and House Amendment “A” (H-169).
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/21/2015 Senate On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland The Senate RECEDED and CONCURRED With PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-130) AND House Amendment “A” (H-169) , in concurrence.
5/26/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/27/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
6/9/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 183V
146 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, with 5 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/10/2015 Senate LD 488 In Senate, June 10, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 35 IN FAVOR and 0 AGAINST, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 488 as originally introduced. L.D. 488 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-130) H-A (H-169) .

An Act To Expand the Scope of Practice for Denturists

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 32 MRSA 1081, sub- 2, G, as amended by PL 2007, c. 620, Pt. C, 3, is further amended to read:

G. The taking of impressions by dental hygienists, independent practice dental hygienists or dental assistants for study purposes only; and

Sec. 2. 32 MRSA 1081, sub- 2, H, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 620, Pt. C, 4, is amended to read:

H. Practice by an independent practice dental hygienist pursuant to subchapter 3-B . ; and

Sec. 3. 32 MRSA 1081, sub- 2, I is enacted to read:

I. Practice by a denturist licensed pursuant to subchapter 6.

Sec. 4. 32 MRSA 1100-B, sub- 3, B, as amended by PL 2013, c. 83, 1, is further amended to read:

B. The fitting of a denture to an edentulous or partially edentulous arch or arches, including the making, producing, reproducing, constructing, finishing, supplying, altering and repairing of dentures, without performing alteration to natural or reconstructed tooth structure. A denturist may perform clinical procedures related to the fabrication of a removable tooth-borne partial denture, including cast frameworks; and

Sec. 5. 32 MRSA 1100-B, sub- 3, C, as amended by PL 1993, c. 600, Pt. A, 88, is further amended to read:

C. The procedures incidental to the procedures specified in paragraphs A and B, as defined by the board . ; and

Sec. 6. 32 MRSA 1100-B, sub- 3, D is enacted to read:

D. The taking of impressions for and the fitting of removable dental prostheses, with the exception of orthodontic appliances.

Sec. 7. 32 MRSA 1100-J, sub- 3, C and D, as amended by PL 1993, c. 600, Pt. A, 96, are further amended to read:

C. A person serving in the United States Armed Forces or public health service or employed by the Veterans’ Administration or other federal agency while performing official duties, if the duties are limited to that service or employment; or
D. Those persons having a current license to perform radiologic technology pursuant to section 9854 and who are practicing dental radiography under the general supervision of a dentist or physician . ; or

Sec. 8. 32 MRSA 1100-J, sub- 3, E is enacted to read:

E. Denturists licensed pursuant to subchapter 6.

summary

This bill allows denturists to take x-rays and fit any removable dental prostheses, with the exception of orthodontic appliances.

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