HB566 (2011) Detail

Relative to the identification of dental prosthetic appliances.


HB 566 – AS INTRODUCED

2011 SESSION

11-0320

10/01

HOUSE BILL 566

AN ACT relative to the identification of dental prosthetic appliances.

SPONSORS: Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf 4

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill requires removable dental prosthetic appliances fabricated pursuant to a dentist’s orders to have markings identifying the patient.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11-0320

10/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven

AN ACT relative to the identification of dental prosthetic appliances.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Subdivision; Identification of Dental Prosthetic Appliances. Amend RSA 317-A by inserting after section 38 the following new subdivision:

Identification of Dental Prosthetic Appliances

317-A:39 Identification of Dental Prosthetic Appliances.

I. Every complete upper and lower denture or removable dental prosthetic appliance, diagnostic or therapeutic mouth guard, athletic mouth guard, or orthodontic retainer, fabricated by a dentist licensed by the board or fabricated pursuant to such dentist’s written prescription order, shall be marked with the name of the patient for whom the prosthesis is intended. Such markings shall be applied during fabrication and shall be permanent, legible, and cosmetically acceptable. The exact location of the markings and method used to apply or implant the markings shall be determined by the dentist or dental laboratory fabricating the prosthesis. If in the professional judgment of the dentist, the full name is not practical, the initials of the patient may be shown alone. The identification marks may be omitted only if it is impracticable or not clinically safe.

II. Any removable dental prosthesis or appliance described in paragraph I in existence prior to the effective date of this section, which was not marked in the manner described in paragraph I, shall be so marked at the time of any subsequent relining, rebasing, or duplication.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB566 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB566 Revision: 19471 Date: Jan. 28, 2011, midnight

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