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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 426         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2004

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kay Khan

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the title of practitioners of dentistry.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 426        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2004

By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2004) of Kay Khan relative to the professional title of practitioners of dentistry and use of the term "oral physician" in such practice.  Public Health. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1490 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the title of practitioners of dentistry.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Section 8A of chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end of the second sentence the following words:- “or the use of the term “oral physician” by individuals licensed and practicing under section 43 to 53 inclusive.”

              SECTION 2. Section 43A of said chapter 112 is hereby amended by inserting the following definition:- “dentist” or “oral physician”, a person who lawfully practices dentistry.

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