HB1155 (2012) Detail

Relative to the regulation of dentists by the board of dental examiners.



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AN ACT relative to the regulation of dentists by the board of dental examiners.

SPONSORS: Rep. B. Murphy, Rock 18

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration


This bill makes changes concerning license renewal and misconduct concerning dentists, and compensation of the dental hygienists committee.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22Feb2012… 0788h




In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to the regulation of dentists by the board of dental examiners.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

27:1 Dentistry; License Renewal. Amend RSA 317-A:13, II to read as follows:

II. Except as provided in RSA 317-A:16, before April 1 in the year of renewal under paragraph I a person licensed to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in this state shall register with the board, apply for license renewal, and pay the fee established in rules adopted by the board. The timelines of submission of renewal applications shall be evidenced by date stamp [or other record] made at the time of receipt at the board's office if hand delivered, or by postmark if mailed.

27:2 Professional Misconduct. Amend RSA 317-A:17, II(b) to read as follows:

(b)(1) Commission of any felony or [of a] misdemeanor involving dishonesty, untrustworthiness, or unprofessional conduct[,]; or

(2) Any administrative or criminal conviction involving moral turpitude; or

(3) The practice of fraud or untruthfulness in obtaining educational credentials, examination scores, or professional licensure in this or any other jurisdiction.

27:3 Professional Misconduct; Ethics. Amend RSA 317-A:17, II(j) to read as follows:

(j) Knowingly or willfully violating any provision of this chapter, any substantive rule or order of the dental board, any federal, state, or local controlled drug law or other federal, state, or local laws or regulations pertaining to the practice of dentistry, and the [code] Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct of the American Dental Association as reviewed and approved, in whole or in part, by the board.

27:4 New Subparagraph; Dental Hygienists Committee; Compensation. Amend RSA 317-A:2-a, I by inserting after subparagraph (c) the following new subparagraph:

(d) Members of the committee shall each receive $50 for each day actually engaged in the duties of their office, plus reasonable expenses necessarily incurred in the discharge of their duties. Board members serving on the committee shall not receive payment for both board and committee duties if the committee meets on the same day as the board.

27:5 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: May 2, 2012

Effective Date: July 1, 2012