Florida Senate - 2013                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1302
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             04/24/2013 10:49 AM       .                                

       Senator Garcia moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 103 and 104
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Subsection (3) of section 466.006, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         466.006 Examination of dentists.—
    8         (3) If an applicant is a graduate of a dental college or
    9  school not accredited in accordance with paragraph (2)(b) or of
   10  a dental college or school not approved by the board, the
   11  applicant is not entitled to take the examinations required in
   12  this section to practice dentistry unless the applicant until
   13  she or he satisfies one of the following requirements:
   14         (a) Completes a program of study, as defined by the board
   15  by rule, at an accredited American dental school and
   16  demonstrates receipt of a D.D.S. or D.M.D. from that said
   17  school; or
   18         (b) Submits proof of having successfully completed at least
   19  2 consecutive academic years in at a full-time supplemental
   20  general dentistry program taught at an institution accredited by
   21  the American Dental Association Commission on Dental
   22  Accreditation. This program must provide didactic and clinical
   23  education at the level of a D.D.S. or D.M.D. program accredited
   24  by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental
   25  Accreditation. For purposes of this paragraph, a supplemental
   26  general dentistry program does not include dental specialty
   27  programs. A supplemental general dentistry program may include a
   28  2-year advanced education in general dentistry program or a 2
   29  year general practice residency program if the program is
   30  specifically designed as a supplemental general dentistry
   31  program that provides didactic and clinical education at the
   32  level of a D.D.S. or D.M.D. program; or
   33         (c)1. Was enrolled on March 23, 2012, in a dental specialty
   34  program recognized by the American Dental Association,
   35  maintained continuous enrollment until successfully completing
   36  the program, and meets the following requirements:
   37         a. Completes a full-time matriculated specialty training
   38  program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation in
   39  a specialty area recognized by the American Dental Association;
   40  and
   41         b. Presents to the board official transcripts that verify
   42  completion of all didactic and clinical requirements and an
   43  official certificate from the sponsoring institution indicating
   44  successful completion of the program.
   45         2. All eligible applicants for licensure under this
   46  paragraph must be licensed on or before January 15, 2015.
   47         3. This paragraph expires January 15, 2015.
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   50         And the title is amended as follows:
   51         Delete lines 2 - 9
   52  and insert:
   53         An act relating to medical practitioners; amending s.
   54         458.3137, F.S.; providing that a physician who has
   55         been invited by certain medical or surgical training
   56         programs or educational symposiums may be issued a
   57         temporary certificate for limited privileges solely to
   58         provide educational training; modifying criteria;
   59         revising the requirements for proof of medical
   60         malpractice insurance; amending s. 466.006, F.S.;
   61         revising the eligibility requirements for taking
   62         examinations required to practice dentistry;
   63         authorizing applicants enrolled in a recognized dental
   64         specialty program on a specified date to take the
   65         examinations if specified conditions are met;
   66         providing for future expiration of such authorization;
   67         providing an