D-4 - Denturologists Act

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chapter D-4
Denturologists Act
DENTUROLOGISTSDecember 31 1977
The Minister of Higher Education is responsible for the application of this Act. Order in Council 654-2020 dated 22 June 2020, (2020) 152 G.O. 2 (French), 2935.
1. In this Act and the regulations made thereunder, unless the context indicates a different meaning, the following terms mean:
(a)  Order : the Ordre des denturologistes du Québec constituted by this Act;
(b)  board of directors : the board of directors of the Order;
(c)  denturologist or member of the Order : any person entered on the roll;
(d)  (paragraph repealed);
(e)  roll : the list of the members in good standing of the Order prepared in accordance with the Professional Code (chapter C-26) and this Act.
1973, c. 50, s. 1; 1974, c. 65, s. 83; 1977, c. 5, s. 229; 1994, c. 40, s. 313; 2008, c. 11, s. 212.
2. All the persons qualified to practise denturology in Québec constitute a professional order called the “Ordre professionnel des denturologistes du Québec” or the “Ordre des denturologistes du Québec”.
1973, c. 50, s. 2; 1977, c. 5, s. 229; 1994, c. 40, s. 314.
3. Subject to this Act, the Order and its members shall be governed by the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
1973, c. 50, s. 3.
2008, c. 11, s. 212.
4. The Order shall be administered by a board of directors constituted in accordance with the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
1973, c. 50, s. 4; 2008, c. 11, s. 212.
5. (Repealed).
1973, c. 50, s. 5; 1994, c. 40, s. 315.
6. Every act having as its object the taking of impressions and occlusions, the trying, fitting, adjusting, replacement or sale of removable dental prostheses to replace the natural dentition constitutes the practice of denturology.
1973, c. 50, s. 6.
7. Before performing an act described in section 6 with respect to a removable partial dental prosthesis, the denturologist must ask the patient whether or not he has been examined for that purpose by a dentist, record the information in the patient’s file and have it initialled by the patient.
If the patient has not been examined by a dentist, the denturologist must inform him of the importance of such an examination; he must record that information and have it initialled by the patient in accordance with the first paragraph.
The obligation imposed upon the denturologist under this section also applies to the repairing of a removable partial dental prosthesis fitted or replaced before 6 June 1991 without a dentist prescription or the production of a dental health certificate issued by a dentist in the last twelve months.
1973, c. 50, s. 7; 1991, c. 10, s. 1.
8. No denturologist may, in the practice of his profession, perform root planing or teeth scaling or polishing, or perform any act for the diagnosis or treatment of any defect of the teeth, mouth or maxillae, including
(1)  the prescription and taking of X-ray photographs;
(2)  local infiltration anaesthesia;
(3)  the trying, fitting, adjusting or replacement of maryland bridges and crowns and bridges;
(4)  the trying, fitting, adjusting or replacement of
(a)  overdentures;
(b)  prostheses fitted directly onto osteointegrated implants;
(c)  prostheses attached indirectly to osteointegrated implants;
(5)  alteration of the mouth or teeth structures such as tooth reduction or the preparation of support cavities and guiding planes;
(6)  acts related to orthodontics.
Paragraph c of subparagraph 4 shall not prevent a denturologist from performing acts described therein under the supervision of a dentist.
1973, c. 50, s. 8; 1991, c. 10, s. 2.
9. (Repealed).
1973, c. 50, s. 9; 1994, c. 40, s. 315.
10. (Repealed).
1973, c. 50, s. 10; 1994, c. 40, s. 315.
11. No person may practise denturology under a name other than his own.
Nevertheless, denturologists shall be allowed to practise their profession under the name of one or two or more of the partners.
1973, c. 50, s. 11.
12. A denturologist shall not, in respect of the practice of his profession, designate himself otherwise than as a denturologist.
He shall not be authorized to use the title of specialist or to indicate a specialty or particular training.
1973, c. 50, s. 12; 2000, c. 13, s. 58.
13. Subject to the rights and privileges expressly granted by law to other professionals, no person may perform any of the acts described in section 6, unless he is a denturologist.
The provisions of the first paragraph do not apply to acts performed by a person in accordance with the provisions of a regulation adopted pursuant to paragraph h of section 94 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
1973, c. 50, s. 13; 1994, c. 40, s. 316.
14. Every person who contravenes section 13 is liable, for each offence, to the penalties provided in section 188 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
1973, c. 50, s. 14.
15. Nothing in this Act or in the regulations which the board of directors may adopt shall prohibit the sale or supply of dental prostheses to a dentist or a denturologist.
1973, c. 50, s. 15; 2008, c. 11, s. 212.
16. Nothing in this Act shall authorize the Order to regulate or control the price of dental prostheses or the conditions of payment.
No legislative provision may, however, be so interpreted as to prevent the board of directors from determining standards relating to the manufacture of dental prostheses by a denturologist in a regulation adopted in accordance with the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
1973, c. 50, s. 16; 1977, c. 66, s. 32; 2008, c. 11, s. 212.
This Division ceased to have effect on 17 April 1987.
17. (This section ceased to have effect on 17 April 1987).
1982, c. 21, s. 1; U. K., 1982, c. 11, Sch. B, Part I, s. 33.

In accordance with section 17 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes (chapter R-3), chapter 50 of the statutes of 1973, in force on 31 December 1977, is repealed, except sections 17 to 20, effective from the coming into force of chapter D-4 of the Revised Statutes.