Amend the bill by striking out all of sections 1 to 3 and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 32 MRSA §1081, sub-§2, ¶E, as amended by PL 2007, c. 620, Pt. C, §2, is further amended to read:
E. The filling of prescriptions of a licensed dentist by any person, association, corporation or other entity for the construction, reproduction or repair of prosthetic dentures, bridges, plates or appliances to be used or worn as substitutes for natural teeth, provided that as long as this person, association, corporation or other entity does not solicit nor advertise, directly or indirectly, by mail, card, newspaper, pamphlet, radio or otherwise, to the general public to construct, reproduce or repair prosthetic dentures, bridges, plates or other appliances to be used or worn as substitutes for natural teeth; and
Sec. 2. 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. 3. 32 MRSA §1081, sub-§2, ¶H, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 620, Pt. C, §4, is repealed.
Sec. 4. 32 MRSA §1081, sub-§7 is enacted to read:
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment removes the provision in the bill that provides that the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 32, chapter 16 does not apply to practice by a licensed denturist and it removes the provision in current law that provides that Title 32, chapter 16 does not apply to practice by an independent practice dental hygienist. This amendment provides that practice by a licensed independent practice dental hygienist or a licensed denturist is not a violation of the laws governing the licensing of dentists.