Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 50 of chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following two paragraphs:-
Every complete upper and lower denture or removable dental prosthesis, fabricated by a registered dentist or fabricated pursuant to such dentist's written prescription order, shall be marked with the name or social security number, or both, 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, this full identification is not possible, the name or social security number may be omitted.
Any removable dental prosthesis in existence prior to the effective date of this act, which was not marked in the manner heretofore described, shall be so marked at the time of any subsequent rebasing or duplication.