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House Bill No. 5612

Public Act No. 03-124

AN ACT CONCERNING RETIRED DENTISTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2003) Any person who practices dentistry for no fee, for at least one hundred hours per year at a public health facility, as defined in section 20-126l of the general statutes, and does not otherwise engage in the practice of dentistry, shall be eligible to renew a license, as provided in section 19a-88 of the general statutes, for a fee of one hundred dollars.

Sec. 2. Subsection (a) of section 19a-88 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

(a) Each person holding a license to practice dentistry, optometry, midwifery or dental hygiene shall, annually, during the month of such person's birth, register with the Department of Public Health, upon payment of the professional services fee for class I, as defined in section 33-182l in the case of a dentist, except as provided in section 1 of this act, the professional services fee for class H, as defined in section 33-182l in the case of an optometrist, five dollars in the case of a midwife, and fifty dollars in the case of a dental hygienist, on blanks to be furnished by the department for such purpose, giving such person's name in full, such person's residence and business address and such other information as the department requests.

Approved June 26, 2003