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HB 549 — Continuing Education for Dentists

by Rep. Sirois (SB 648 by Senators Mayfield, Perry, and Stewart)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill amends s. 466.0135, F.S., the dental practice act, to require that dentists complete two hours of dental continuing education on the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances during every biennial license renewal period, as part of the 30 hours in general dental subjects currently required by law.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2019.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 113-0