Assembly, No. 2761 state of new jersey 212th legislature



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ASSEMBLY, No. 2761



STATE OF NEW JERSEY

212th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED MARCH 2, 2006





Sponsored by:

Assemblyman UPENDRA J. CHIVUKULA

District 17 (Middlesex and Somerset)
Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle and Senator Weinberg

SYNOPSIS

Changes criteria for eligibility to receive limited teaching certificates in dental schools.


CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

As introduced.





An Act concerning the practice of dentistry and amending P.L.1964, c.186.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 1 of P.L.1964, c.186 (C.45:6-16.1) is amended to read as follows:

1. The New Jersey State Board of Dentistry (hereinafter referred to as the board) may issue to qualified applicants limited teaching certificates authorizing the [licensee] certificate holder to teach, demonstrate, and practice dentistry in all its branches, but only in and upon the premises of the dental school or its clinical facilities designated in the [license] certificate in which the science of dentistry in any of its branches is taught, except that the holder of a limited teaching certificate may teach, demonstrate and practice dentistry at meetings of the American Dental Association or any of its component parts, or any other similar dental organizations, while appearing as clinicians.

(cf: P.L.1964, c.186, s.1)
2. Section 2 of P.L.1964, c.186 (C.45:6-16.2) is amended to read as follows:

2. a. The board shall prescribe the forms for any such application, and [by rule] shall determine the [qualifications] competency of the applicant to teach the science of dentistry as predicated upon the applicant's general and technical knowledge [, similar to the qualifications required in this State for a license to practice dentistry without limitation]. In all cases the applicant shall submit proof satisfactory to the board of his graduation with a dental degree from a dental school [approved by the board] and of his subsequent employment and professional experience. The dean of a dental school in which the applicant seeks employment shall: certify to the board that the applicant is properly qualified to teach, demonstrate and practice dentistry at the dental school; and furnish to the board supporting information from which the board can determine that the applicant’s general and technical level of knowledge and moral character suitably qualifies the applicant to teach, demonstrate and practice dentistry at a dental school in this State.



b. No dental school in this State shall employ, at any one time, more than 15 persons with limited teaching certificates who have graduated from dental schools not approved by the board. For the purposes of this section, if the dental school from which the applicant graduated is located in the United States, Canada, or a territory or possession of the United States, the dental school shall be approved by the board.

c. No such limited [license] teaching certificate shall be deemed to authorize the [licensee] certificate holder to engage in the private practice of dentistry [either within or without the said premises] outside of the premises of the dental school or its clinical facilities. A limited teaching certificate shall automatically expire upon the termination of the certificate holder’s employment by a dental school in this State.

(cf: P.L.1964, c. 186, s.2)


3. Section 3 of P.L.1964, c.186 (C.45:6-16.3) is amended to read as follows:

3. Every applicant for [any such] a limited [license] teaching certificate shall pay to the board for the use of the State [, the sum of $10.00, and the limited license may be annually renewed on the payment of a fee in the sum of $5.00] an initial application fee and an annual renewal fee to be determined by board regulation.

(cf: P.L.1964, c.186, s.3)
4. Section 4 of P.L.1964, c.186 (C.45:6-16.4) is amended to read as follows:

4. No person shall teach the science of dentistry in any of its branches in this State unless he shall hold a regularly issued license to practice dentistry in this State or a limited [license under this act] teaching certificate, and any violation of this provision shall be deemed to be an illegal practice of dentistry punishable as provided in [the chapter to which this act is a supplement] R.S.45:6-1 et seq..

(cf: P.L.1964, c.186, s.4)
5. This act shall take effect immediately.

STATEMENT


This bill provides that to be eligible to teach, demonstrate and practice dentistry in a dental school in this State, an applicant shall submit proof satisfactory to the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry that the applicant has graduated with a dental degree from a dental school and of his subsequent employment and professional experience. The board shall also determine the competency of the applicant to teach dentistry as predicated upon the applicant’s general and technical knowledge. Under current law, in order to teach dentistry an applicant is required to submit to the board satisfactory proof of his graduation from a dental school approved by the board and to satisfy board standards predicated upon the applicant’s general and technical knowledge, similar to the qualifications required in this State for a license to practice dentistry without limitation.

The bill further provides that the dean of a dental school in which the applicant seeks employment shall: certify to the board that the applicant is properly qualified to teach, demonstrate and practice dentistry at the dental school; and furnish to the board supporting information from which the board can determine that the applicant’s general and technical level of knowledge and moral character suitably qualifies the applicant to teach, demonstrate and practice dentistry at a dental school in this State.



The bill also stipulates that if a dental school from which an applicant graduated is located in the United States, Canada, or a territory or possession of the United States, the dental school shall be approved by the board. In addition, this bill mandates that no dental school in this State shall employ, at any one time, more than 15 persons with limited teaching certificates who have graduated from dental schools not approved by the board. Furthermore, a limited teaching certificate shall automatically expire upon the termination of the certificate holder’s employment by a dental school in this State.

(Sponsorship Updated As Of: 12/18/2007)


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