CHAPTER 287

RELATING TO DENTISTRY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953, PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SUBCHAPTER II, ENTITLED "DENTISTRY", BY INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR PRACTICING WITHOUT REGISTRATION OR CERTIFICATE, AND PROVIDING FOR MANDATORY JAIL SENTENCE FOR THE SECOND OR FURTHER OFFENSES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:


Section 1. § 1178, Title 24, Delaware Code of 1953, is amended to read as follows:

"§ 1178. Generally; practice without registration or certificate; separate offenses

"Whoever practices or attempts to practice dentistry or oral hygiene within this State without having been registered, or without having obtained a certificate to practice dentistry or oral hygiene, or during the period of suspension or revocation of such certificate previously granted, shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00), or imprisoned not less than one (1) month nor more than one (1) year, or both, and upon a second or any subsequent offense, shall be fined not less than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), and imprisoned not less than six (6) months, nor more than one (1) year.

"Each act of practice or attempt to practice dentistry or oral hygiene under the disabilities described in this section, and each day on which any person holds himself out as practicing under any name except his own, shall be a separate offense."

Approved July 8, 1953.