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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 189

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ACADEMIC LICENSING FOR DENTISTRY.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 11, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows and by redesignating accordingly:

§ 1101 Definitions.

Academic license – Full-time Director, Chairperson or attending faculty member of a hospital based dental, oral and maxillofacial surgery or other specialty dental residency program for the purposes of teaching.

§ 1132A Limited Academic license — Director or chairperson of a hospital dental or hospital oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program.

(a) Upon completion of an application approved by the Board and payment of a fee established by the Division, in accordance with § 1125 of this title, the Board may issue a limited an academic license to an applicant for licensure as a dentist who has fulfilled the requirements of § 1122(a)(1), (2), and (3) of this title, who presents proof of current licensure in "good standing" in another state, the District of Columbia, or territory of the United States, and who furnishes proof satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has been appointed a director or chairperson of a hospital dental or hospital oral and maxillofacial surgery department, which has a residency program that is accredited by the Commissioner on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, and is incorporated under the laws of this State. following requirements:

(1) Meets the requirements of 1122(a) (1), (2), and (3) of this title

(2) Presents proof of current licensure in “good standing” in another state, the District of Columbia, or territory of the United States.

(3) The applicant furnishes proof satisfactory to the Board that the applicant is “Board Certified” or is “Board Eligible” in general dentistry or in a specialty of Dentistry.

(4) The applicant furnishes proof satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has been appointed a full-time director, chairperson or an attending faculty member of a hospital based dental, oral and maxillofacial surgery or other dental specialty residency program of a hospital system that is based in Delaware and that is accredited, is establishing or has received Initial Accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA) for the purposes of teaching.

(b) The limited academic license shall entitle the applicant to practice dentistry or oral and maxillofacial surgery only in the hospital or other institution designated on the license and only on bona fide patients of the hospital or institution, and in an academic setting for teaching purposes.

(c) The applicant for this limited academic license shall comply with the provisions of §1122 (a)(1)-(3), (c)(1)-(7) and (d) of this title.

(d) The holder of a limited an academic license shall be bound by all other applicable provisions of this chapter.

(e) This limited The academic license shall be renewed biennially.

(f) If the applicant was in the process of acquiring a “Board Certification” or “Board Eligible” when the academic license was granted, the applicant must obtain full “Board Certification” in General Dentistry or in a specialty of Dentistry within 5 years. If this “Board Certification” is not obtained then the board shall not approve renewal of this academic license.

(g) If the applicant is an appointee to a hospital based dental or specialty residency program undergoing initial CODA accreditation, the program must complete full accreditation within two years. If the program does not have CODA accreditation after two years, the Board may approve an extension of the academic license after review of program status.

(h) Any individual who received an academic license under 1132A prior to these changes may retain an academic license as long as the license remains in good standing and is renewed consecutively.

(i) This academic license will become a full license immediately once the dentist fulfills the requirements of 1122(a)(4).

(j) The Board shall promulgate rules regarding issuance of these academic licenses to ensure adequate numbers of educational faculty for resident training and to maintain CODA accreditation as interpreted by the Board.

Approved June 19, 2014