LD 918 (subjects: LICENSING , DENTAL PERSONNEL )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=918&PID=1456&snum=127
|3/12/2015||Senate||Reported by Senator VOLK for the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development pursuant to Joint Order 2015, S.P. 306.
Report READ and ACCEPTED.
Under suspension of the Rules, READ TWICE and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
|3/12/2015||House||Report was READ and ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|3/12/2015||House||PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|3/12/2015||Senate||PASSED TO BE ENACTED – Emergency -2/3 Elected Required
An Act To Allow Licensed Independent Practice Dental Hygienists To Expose and Process Radiographs under Protocols Developed by the Board of Dental Examiners
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, pursuant to Resolve 2011, chapters 67 and 153, independent practice dental hygienists in certain underserved areas of the State are allowed to expose and process radiographs; and
Whereas, this authorization is set to expire on March 15, 2015; and
Whereas, this legislation, which continues the authorization and expands its application to the entire State, needs to take effect prior to March 15, 2015 to avoid an interruption in the services; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Sec. 1. 32 MRSA 1094-Q, sub- 1, N and O, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 620, Pt. B, 1, are amended to read:
Sec. 2. 32 MRSA 1094-Q, sub- 1, P is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 32 MRSA 1100-J, sub- 3, C and D, as amended by PL 1993, c. 600, Pt. A, 96, are further amended to read:
Sec. 4. 32 MRSA 1100-J, sub- 3, E is enacted to read:
Sec. 5. Resolve 2011, c. 67, as amended by Resolve 2011, c. 153, 1 to 3, is repealed.
Sec. 6. Rules. The Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Board of Dental Examiners shall adopt rules by July 30, 2015 to implement this Act. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A. Prior to adoption of rules by the board under this section, the rules adopted by the board in Rule Chapter 16 pursuant to Resolve 2011, chapter 67 in effect on March 11, 2015 apply to a licensed independent practice dental hygienist who wishes to expose and process radiographs pursuant to Title 32, section 1094-Q, subsection 1, paragraph P, except that the provisions of the rule contained in Chapter 16, Section 1, subsections A and B regarding notice to the board and location limitation do not apply.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.
This bill is reported out by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development pursuant to joint order.
Under a pilot project that is scheduled to expire on March 15, 2015, independent practice dental hygienists are allowed to expose and process radiographs in areas of the State that have been designated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services as dental health professional shortage areas.
This bill continues the authority of these independent practice dental hygienists to expose and process radiographs indefinitely, under the same restrictions as imposed under the pilot project, except that the authorization applies in the entire State. This bill requires the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Board of Dental Examiners to adopt routine technical rules by July 30, 2015 for the administration of this authorization. Prior to the adoption of rules, the rules that are in effect for the pilot project apply to independent practice dental hygienists who are authorized pursuant to this legislation to expose and process radiographs, except that the provisions of the rule limiting the authorization to dental health professional shortage areas and requiring an independent practice dental hygienist to notify the board of the intent to expose and process radiographs do not apply.
Finally, this bill repeals the resolve that created the pilot project, effective on the same day as this legislation.
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