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Statutes of Newfoundland 1999


CHAPTER 7

AN ACT TO AMEND THE DENTURISTS ACT

(Assented to May 27, 1999)

Analysis

1. S.2 Amdt.
Definitions

2. S.9 Amdt.
Licences, etc.

3. Commencement

Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:


RSN1990 cD-7 as amended

1. (1) Section 2 of the Denturists Act is amended by adding immediately after paragraph (c) the following:

(c.1) "denture" means a removable, fabricated substitute, or the restoration of such a substitute, for one or more natural human teeth which is not affixed, fastened or bonded, directly or indirectly, to natural human teeth, the maxillae, the mandible, or oral tissue, in a semi-permanent or permanent manner so that a person fitted with such a substitute cannot, without the assistance of a person licensed under the Dental Act, remove and re-insert the substitute;

(2) Paragraph 2(e) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:

(e) "licence" means a licence issued under section 9 to engage in the practice of denture technology or an aspect of denture technology;

(3) Paragraph 2(h) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:

(h) "practice of denture technology" means

(i) the taking of impressions or bite registrations for the purpose of the making, producing, reproducing, constructing, furnishing, supplying, altering or repairing of a denture, and

(ii) the fitting of a denture,

and includes the making, producing, reproducing, constructing, furnishing, supplying, altering and repairing of a denture in respect of which a service is performed under subparagraph (i) or (ii), but does not include, the diagnosis or treatment of, and the prescribing, treating or operating for, the prevention, alleviation or correction of disease, pain, deficiency, deformity, defect, lesion, disorder or physical condition of, in or from a human tooth, associated structure or tissue or the improving or supplementing of a human tooth, or the prevention, alleviation, correction, or improvement of a condition of a human tooth, associated structure or tissue; and

2. Section 9 of the Act is amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following:

(1.1) A licence issued under subsection (1) may

(a) authorize the person to whom it is issued to engage fully in the practice of denture technology; or

(b) authorize the person to whom it is issued to engage in the practice of denture technology limited to dentures intended to be fitted to an edentulous arch only.

Commencement

3. This Act comes into force on a day to be proclaimed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.

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