senate Bill S6477

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the orthodontic tele-dentistry consumer protection act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
Jun 13, 2019 referred to rules

S6477 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8442
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6614, Ed L

S6477 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "orthodontic tele-dentistry consumer protection act" placing additional requirements on licensed dental procedures entities and licensed dentists who perform cosmetic dental procedures including the posting of specific notices.

S6477 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6477 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6477

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the orthodon-
  tic tele-dentistry consumer protection act

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "orthodontic tele-dentistry consumer protection act".
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6614 to read
as follows:
  § 6614. SPECIAL PROVISIONS REGARDING ORTHODONTIC TELE-DENTISTRY. 1. AS
USED  IN  THIS SECTION, THE TERM "ORTHODONTIC TELE-DENTISTRY" SHALL MEAN
DENTAL PROCEDURES INCLUDING CLEAR ALIGNERS  IN  MAIL  DENTAL  TREATMENT,
PLASTIC  ALIGNER  DENTAL  MOVEMENTS  TO  STRAIGHTEN TEETH WITHOUT OFFICE
VISITS CONDUCTED THROUGH PICTURES OR VIDEOS WITHOUT  HANDS  ON  CLINICAL
SUPERVISION BY A LICENSED NEW YORK STATE DENTIST.
  2.  (A)  EVERY  LICENSED  DENTIST WHO PERFORMS OR APPROVES ORTHODONTIC
TELE-DENTISTRY TREATMENT, SHALL CERTIFY TO THE DEPARTMENT ANNUALLY  THAT
ANY  SUCH  PROCEDURES  ARE PERFORMED IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STANDARDS OF
CARE PRESCRIBED BY THE  AMERICAN  DENTAL  ASSOCIATION.  THE  TIMING  AND
MANNER OF SUCH CERTIFICATION SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
  (B)  THE  DEPARTMENT  IS  AUTHORIZED  TO INVESTIGATE ANY ALLEGATION OF
NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS  SUBDIVISION
AND  MAY  REVOKE  OR PLACE ON PROBATION THE LICENSE OF A DENTIST WHO HAS
BEEN FOUND TO BE NON-COMPLIANT IN MORE THAN TWO INSTANCES.
  3. NO AGREEMENT BETWEEN A LICENSED  DENTIST  AND  A  PATIENT  FOR  THE
PERFORMANCE  OF  AN  ORTHODONTIC DENTAL TREATMENT SHALL INCLUDE AN ARBI-
TRATION CLAUSE.
  4. A LICENSED DENTIST SHALL PROVIDE A NOTICE TO ALL PATIENTS RECEIVING
ORTHODONTIC TELE-DENTISTRY, SUCH NOTICE SHALL  (A)  BE  REQUIRED  TO  BE
PROVIDED  ON  A  SEPARATE  PAGE, (B) BE SIGNED BY SUCH PATIENTS AND SUCH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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