Whoever transports by mail or otherwise to or within the District of Columbia or any Possession of the United States or uses the mails or any instrumentality of interstate commerce for the purpose of sending or bringing into any State or Territory any set of artificial teeth or prosthetic dental appliance or other denture, constructed from any cast or impression made by any person other than, or without the authorization or prescription of, a person licensed to practice dentistry under the laws of the place into which such denture is sent or brought, where such laws prohibit;
(1)the taking of impressions or casts of the human mouth or teeth by a person not licensed under such laws to practice dentistry;
(2)the construction or supply of dentures by a person other than, or without the authorization or prescription of, a person licensed under such laws to practice dentistry; or
(3)the construction or supply of dentures from impressions or casts made by a person not licensed under such laws to practice dentistry—
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §§ 420f,
420h (Dec. 24, 1942, ch. 823, §§ 1,
3,56 Stat. 1087).
This section consolidates the offense, penalty, and definitive provisions of sections
420h of title
18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., as subsections (a) and (b).
The definition of “denture” was omitted as unnecessary in view of the phraseology of the revised section, the context of which makes clear the meaning of dentures referred to.
The definition of “Territory” was omitted as unnecessary. The revised section makes clear the places included in the application of the section without the use of definitions.
The definition of “Interstate Commerce” was likewise omitted as unnecessary in view of definition of interstate commerce in section
10 of this title.
Changes of phraseology and arrangement were made, but without change of substance.
2002—Pub. L. 107–273struck out “, the Canal Zone” after “the District of Columbia” in first par.
1996—Pub. L. 104–294substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $1,000” in last par.
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