THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

162

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO DENTISTRY LICENSES.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 447-1.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) The board of dentistry may issue, without examination, a community service license to practice dental hygiene in the employment of a federally qualified health center, Native Hawaiian health care system, community health center, rural health clinic, mobile dental outreach program, or post-secondary dental auxiliary training program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. Community service licensees under this section shall abide by the requirements and conditions placed upon those fully licensed under this chapter.

Eligible candidates shall:

(1) Provide copies of documentation and credentials that include but are not limited to:

(A) A diploma or certificate of graduation from a dental hygiene college accredited by or that has a reciprocal agreement with the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, recognized and approved by the board; and

(B) Either of the following:

(i) A certificate or other evidence satisfactory to the board of having passed the examination of the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination[,] within five years of the date of request; or

(ii) Evidence of active clinical dental hygiene practice of not less than one thousand hours per year for the three years immediately prior to the date of request;

(2) Provide a copy of an active, unrestricted dental hygiene practice license from another state;

(3) Disclose to the board of dentistry all previous and pending legal or regulatory action relating to claims of malpractice, personal, or professional misconduct; and

(4) Pay applicable registration fees, which shall be one half of the prevailing biennial registration fee for dental hygienists.

No person who after July 2, 2004, has failed to pass the license examination administered under this chapter may be issued a community service dental hygiene license."

SECTION 2. Section 448-9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"448-9 Application for licensure. Any person of eighteen years or more shall be eligible for licensure upon submission of:

(1) An application to the executive officer of the board not later than forty-five days prior to the date of the scheduled examination;

(2) Application and examination fees; and

(3) Documentation and credentials that shall include but are not limited to the following:

(A) A diploma or certificate of graduation from a dental college accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, recognized and approved by the board; and

(B) A certificate or other evidence satisfactory to the board of having passed parts I and II of the National Board Dental Examination[.] or the Integrated National Board Dental Examination."

SECTION 3. Section 448-9.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) The board of dentistry may issue, without examination, a community service license to practice dentistry in the employment of the department of health, a federally qualified health center, Native Hawaiian health systems center, community health center, rural health clinic, mobile dental outreach program, or post-secondary dental auxiliary training program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. Community service licensees under this section shall abide by the requirements and conditions placed upon those fully licensed under this chapter.

Eligible candidates shall:

(1) Provide copies of documentation and credentials that include but are not limited to:

(A) A diploma or certificate of graduation from a dental college accredited by or that has a reciprocal agreement with the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, recognized and approved by the board; and

(B) Either of the following:

(i) A certificate or other evidence satisfactory to the board of having passed part II of the National Board Dental Examination or the Integrated National Board Dental Examination within five years of the date of request; or

(ii) Evidence of active practice of clinical dentistry of not less than one thousand hours per year for the three years immediately prior to the date of request;

(2) Provide a copy of an active, unrestricted dental practice license from another state;

(3) Disclose to the board of dentistry all previous and pending legal or regulatory action relating to claims of malpractice, or personal or professional misconduct; and

(4) Pay applicable registration fees, which shall be one half of the prevailing biennial registration fee for dentistry.

No person who after July 2, 2004, has failed to pass the license examination administered under this chapter shall have the benefit of a community service dental license."

SECTION 4. Section 448-12, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

"[[](b)[]] The board of dentistry may issue a temporary license without examination to any person otherwise qualified to be examined, who is enrolled in a post-doctoral residency program that is accredited and recognized by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. Eligible candidates include graduates from a dental college accredited by, or that has a reciprocal agreement with, the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation that is recognized and approved by the board. The temporary license shall authorize the person to whom the license is issued to practice dentistry exclusively under the auspices of the dental residency program and shall be in force until the earliest of the following occurs:

(1) The date the person completes or leaves the residency program; or

(2) The date on which the board revokes the temporary license;

provided that the board may revoke the temporary license at any time for cause."

SECTION 5. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect on June 30, 3000.


 


 

Report Title:

Dentistry; Dental Hygiene; Community Health Centers; Rural Health Centers; Mobile Dental Outreach Programs; Community Service License; Temporary License; Licensure Requirements

 

Description:

Adds community health centers, rural health centers, and mobile dental outreach programs to the list of eligible organizations at which those with a community service license may practice. Allows dental hygiene and dental college graduates who have graduated from educational programs that have a reciprocal agreement with the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation to apply for temporary or community service licenses. Expands eligibility for a community service license to practice dentistry to those candidates who have passed the Integrated National Board Dental Examination within five years of the date of request. Allows an applicant for a licensure to practice dentistry to submit evidence to the board of dentistry that the applicant passed the Integrated National Board Dental Examination. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)

 

 

 

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