SB 187 Dental amalgams containing mercury; regulations.
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Summary as introduced:
Board of Dentistry regulations on dental amalgams containing mercury. Requires the Board of Dentistry to promulgate regulations for the appropriate and safe use of dental amalgams containing mercury. The regulations must include, but need not be limited to, information on mercury and its environmental and health hazards; the safe handling of dental amalgams containing mercury to avoid human and animal exposure to mercury; appropriate disposal of mercury amalgams and waste products to prevent mercury pollution of the environment; conditions under which amalgams containing mercury are contraindicated and are not to be used in certain patients; a requirement that each patient be given informed consent about the health and safety concerns relating to amalgams containing mercury; and a requirement that any dentist who is continuing to use dental amalgams containing mercury must provide each of his patients with the option of receiving a dental filling other than dental amalgams containing mercury.

Full text:
01/14/04  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/13/04 047424768  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/14/04  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/13/04 047424768
01/14/04  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/29/04  Senate: Continued to 2005 in Ed. & Health (14-Y 0-N)