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