Legislation Impacting your Profession

Posted in Latest News on April 28, 2022.

SB926 - Licensure Examinations for Dental Practitioners

Effective Date: April 6, 2022
SB 926 (Full Text)


The bill revises the licensure examination requirements for dentists and dental hygienists by allowing candidates to demonstrate clinical skills on a manikin with typodont teeth approved by the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA), rather than a live patient.

The bill removes the requirement that dental schools offering the licensure examinations maintain a written plan requiring dental students to possess medical malpractice insurance and to make adequate arrangements for patients who require follow-up care. The bill also repeals the authorization for the Board of Dentistry to require any person applying to take the dental or dental hygiene examination in Florida maintain medical malpractice insurance.

SB 312 - Telehealth

Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB 312 (Full Text)


The bill authorizes telehealth providers to prescribe controlled substances listed in Schedule III, Schedule IV, and Schedule V of section 893.03, Florida Statutes, without limitation. The bill also authorizes telehealth providers to prescribe controlled substances listed in Schedule II of section 893.03, Florida Statutes, when treating a psychiatric disorder, inpatient care at a hospital, a patient receiving hospice services, or a resident of a nursing home facility.

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