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O. Reg. 196/03: GENERAL

filed May 14, 2003 under Dentistry Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 24

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ontario regulation 196/03

made under the

Dentistry act, 1991

Made: March 28, 2003
Approved: May 7, 2003
Filed: May 14, 2003
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: May 31, 2003

Amending O. Reg. 205/94

(General)

1. Ontario Regulation 205/94 is amended by adding the following Part:

part iii
amalgam waste disposal

9. (1) The document entitled the “Standard of Practice of the Profession for Amalgam Waste Disposal”, as published and amended from time to time by the College, is prescribed as a standard of practice for the profession, for the purpose of reducing the amount of dental amalgam which directly or indirectly enters the sewage system through wastewater from dental offices.

(2) The College shall ensure that the Standard of Practice and amendments to it are circulated among the members.

(3) Each member who owns or controls a dental practice in Ontario, whether directly or indirectly, including ownership or control through a health profession corporation or other corporation shall,

(a) ensure that every dental office maintained by a member in Ontario in which any dental amalgam is placed, repaired or removed has a properly installed dental amalgam device which meets or exceeds the standard entitled “Dental Equipment-Amalgam Separators” made by the International Organization for Standardization;

(b) ensure that in every dental office maintained by a member in Ontario in which any dental amalgam is placed, repaired or removed, the amalgam waste is properly disposed of; and

(c) ensure that the Standard of Practice is complied with.

(4) A member who, in Ontario, places, repairs or removes for a patient any dental amalgam or authorizes the placement, repair or removal for a patient of any dental amalgam, but who does not own or control, either directly or indirectly, the dental practice in which the placement, repair or removal is being performed shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that the requirements of subsection (3) and of the Standard of Practice are being complied with.

(5) A member shall not, in Ontario, place, repair or remove for any patient any dental amalgam or authorize the placement, repair or removal for a patient of any dental amalgam where the member knows, or reasonably ought to know, that the requirements of subsection (3) and of the Standard of Practice have not been complied with.

2. This Regulation comes into force on November 15, 2003.

Council of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario:

Cameron Witmer

President

Irwin Fefergrad

Registrar

Dated on March 28, 2003.