.................... moves to amend S.F. No. 288, the third engrossment, as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. [150A.24] DEFINITIONS.
1.4 Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purposes of sections 150A.24 to 150A.32, the
1.5following terms have the meanings given.
1.6 Subd. 2. Certified dental technician. "Certified dental technician" means a dental
1.7technician who has met the standards set by the National Board for Certification in Dental
1.8Laboratory Technology or its equivalent as established by the Board of Dentistry.
1.9 Subd. 3. Dental laboratory. "Dental laboratory" means a corporation, partnership,
1.10sole proprietor, or other business entity engaged in the manufacture or repair of dental
1.12 Subd. 4. Work authorization. "Work authorization" means a written instrument
1.13by which a registered or certified dental laboratory subcontracts to another registered or
1.14certified dental laboratory all or part of the fabrication or repair of a dental prosthetic
1.15appliance authorized by a work order by a dentist licensed under this chapter.
1.16 Subd. 5. Work order. "Work order" means a written instrument prescribed by a
1.17dentist licensed under this chapter directing a registered or certified dental laboratory to
1.18manufacture, fabricate, or repair a dental prosthetic appliance for an individual patient.
Sec. 2. [150A.25] REGISTRATION FOR DENTAL LABORATORIES.
1.20 Subdivision 1. General. Beginning January 1, 2013, all dental laboratories
1.21physically located in Minnesota must register with the Board of Dentistry in accordance
1.22with sections 150A.24 to 150A.32. A dental laboratory that is physically located
1.23within a dental practice is not required to register if the dental prosthetic appliances are
1.24manufactured or repaired for the exclusive use of the dentist or dentists within the dental
2.1 Subd. 2. Registration requirements. (a) An application for an initial registration
2.2must be submitted to the board on a form provided by the board accompanied with the
2.3registration fee required under section 150A.32. The application must contain:
2.4(1) the business name of the laboratory;
2.5(2) the physical address of the laboratory;
2.6(3) the name of the laboratory's owner or operator; and
2.7(4) the telephone number and email address of the laboratory owner or operator.
2.8(b) It is the responsibility of the dental laboratory to notify the board of any change
2.9in the registration information that is required under paragraph (a).
2.10 Subd. 3. Unique registration number. Upon approval, the board shall issue a
2.11registration and a unique registration number to the dental laboratory.
2.12 Subd. 4. Registration term. Upon initial registration with the board, a dental
2.13laboratory is not required to renew that registration.
Sec. 3. [150A.26] CERTIFICATION FOR DENTAL LABORATORIES.
2.15 Subdivision 1. General. Beginning January 1, 2013, a dental laboratory may be
2.16certified by the Board of Dentistry in accordance with sections 150A.24 to 150A.32.
2.17 Subd. 2. Certification requirements. An application for an initial certification and
2.18for renewal must be submitted to the board on a form provided by the board accompanied
2.19with the certification fee required under section 150A.32. The application must contain:
2.20(1) the name of the laboratory;
2.21(2) the physical address of the laboratory;
2.22(3) verification that the laboratory meets the infectious disease control requirements
2.23under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for
2.24Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United states Public Health Services;
2.25(4) verification that the laboratory has:
2.26(i) at least one full-time certified dental technician employee in the laboratory; and
2.27(ii) National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC)
2.29(iii) ISO certification; or
2.30(iv) Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit System (DAMAS) certification; and
2.31(5) any other relevant information deemed necessary by the board.
2.32 Subd. 3. Unique certification number. Upon approval, the board shall issue a
2.33certification and a unique certification number to the dental laboratory.
3.1 Subd. 4. Certification term; renewal. (a) Certification shall be valid for two years
3.2from the date of issuance and may be renewed upon submitting the information required
3.3in subdivision 2 and the certification renewal fee required in section 150A.32.
3.4(b) At renewal, a certified dental laboratory must submit an affidavit to the board,
3.5on a form prescribed by the board, that each dental technician employed by or under
3.6contract with the laboratory has met the continuing education requirements specified
3.7in section 150A.31.
3.8 Subd. 5. Inspections. (a) The board shall have the authority to inspect a certified
3.9dental laboratory and to review any records necessary to ensure that the requirements
3.10of sections 150A.24 to 150A.31 are met.
3.11(b) The board shall have the authority to enter the premises to make an inspection.
3.12Refusal to permit an inspection constitutes valid grounds for certification denial or
Sec. 4. [150A.27] WORK ORDER REQUIRED.
3.15No registered or certified dental laboratory shall perform any dental technological
3.16work for a dentist licensed under this chapter without a valid work order from the licensed
3.17dentist or a work authorization issued pursuant to a valid work order. A work order or
3.18work authorization may be handwritten and may be faxed or sent electronically using
3.19an electronic signature.
Sec. 5. [150A.28] MATERIAL CONTENT NOTICE.
3.21(a) A dental laboratory shall inform the dentist who issued the work order of:
3.22(1) the country of origin where the technological work was performed in whole
3.23or in part; and
3.24(2) the name, physical address, and registration number of the laboratory or
3.25laboratories that manufactured or repaired the dental prosthesis, either directly or
3.27(b) A dental laboratory shall disclose to the dentist the complete material content
3.28of the patient contact materials contained in the dental prosthetic appliance in a manner
3.29that can be easily entered into a patient record. Upon receipt of the material content
3.30notice, the dentist must include the information in the record of the patient for whom
3.31the prosthesis is intended.
3.32(c) It is the responsibility of the Minnesota licensed dentist to obtain the information
3.33as to material content and country of origin for dental laboratory work performed by
4.1an out-of-state dental laboratory as is required to be provided by a dental laboratory
4.2physically located in Minnesota and to include this information in the patient's record.
4.3(d) A registered or certified dental laboratory must comply with section 150A.21.
Sec. 6. [150A.29] PROHIBITION AGAINST USE OF NONREGISTERED OR
4.5NONCERTIFIED DENTAL LABORATORIES.
4.6(a) A dentist licensed under this chapter must use a dental laboratory registered
4.7or certified under sections 150A.24 to 150A.32 for any dental laboratory work that is
4.8performed in this state and outside of the office of a licensed dentist.
4.9(b) No registered or certified dental laboratory shall subcontract all or part of any
4.10dental laboratory work that is prescribed by a work order to another dental laboratory in
4.11this state unless the laboratory is registered or certified by the board according to sections
4.12150A.24 to 150A.32.
Sec. 7. [150A.31] CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.
4.14(a) A certified dental laboratory must maintain on file documentation certifying
4.15that each dental technician employed by or under contract with the laboratory has
4.16completed eight hours of continuing education biennially. The documentation for each
4.17dental technician must include the date, location, sponsor, subject matter, and attendance
4.18hours of each completed continuing education course as well as any receipts, vouchers,
4.19or certificates as may be necessary to document completion of the continuing education
4.20requirement. The documentation must be retained for each dental technician for at least
4.21two certification renewal cycles.
4.22(b) A continuing education course must contribute directly to the education of the
4.23dental technician to improve dental health care delivery, and must address one or more of
4.24the following areas of professional development:
4.25(1) laboratory and technological subjects, including, but not limited to, laboratory
4.26techniques, procedures, materials, and equipment; and
4.27(2) oral health, infection control, and patient safety.
4.28(c) Continuing education courses must meet the criteria established by the National
4.29Board of Certification.
Sec. 8. [150A.32] FEES.
4.31(a) The fee for registration is $20.
4.32(b) The fee for the initial certification and biennial renewal may not exceed $300.
5.1(c) The fees specified in this section are nonrefundable and shall be deposited in
5.2the state government special revenue fund.
Sec. 9. APPROPRIATIONS.
5.4$....... is appropriated for fiscal year 2013 and $....... is appropriated for fiscal year
5.52014 from the state government special revenue fund to the Board of Dentistry for the
5.6purpose of implementing Minnesota Statutes, sections 150A.24 to 150A.32.
Sec. 10. EFFECTIVE DATE.
5.8Sections 1 to 8 are effective January 1, 2013.