CSHB 135(L&C): "An Act relating to dental licensing; extending the termination date of the Board of Dental Examiners; and providing for an effective date."
00CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 135(L&C) 01 "An Act relating to dental licensing; extending the termination date of the Board 02 of Dental Examiners; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 08.03.010(c)(7) is amended to read: 05 (7) Board of Dental Examiners (AS 08.36.010) -- June 30, 2001 06 ; 07 * Sec. 2. AS 08.36.120 is amended to read: 08 Sec. 08.36.120. Signing, photograph, and filing date of application. Each 09 applicant shall submit a recent unmounted [, AUTOGRAPHED] photograph of the 10 applicant. Applications shall be signed by the applicant and filed at least 45 days 11 before the date scheduled for an examination. 12 * Sec. 3. AS 08.36.234(a) is amended to read: 13 (a) The board shall provide for the licensing without examination, except as 14 provided in (2) of this subsection, of a dentist who
01 (1) provides certification to the board that the dentist 02 (A) is a graduate of a dental school accredited by the 03 Commission on Accreditation of the American Dental Association, or its 04 successor agency, and holds a certificate from the American Dental Association 05 Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations that the dentist has passed 06 the written examination given by the commission; 07 (B) has passed clinical and written examinations required for 08 licensure in another state, territory, or region of the United States and has been 09 licensed to practice dentistry in that state, territory, or region of the United 10 States; the state, territory, or region must have licensing requirements at least 11 generally equivalent to those of this state at the time of application; if the 12 board does not consider the licensing requirements of the other jurisdiction 13 to be generally equivalent to those of this state at the time of application 14 because certain areas of subject matter were not included in the other 15 jurisdiction's examinations, the board may find compliance with the 16 requirements of this subparagraph if the dentist demonstrates completion 17 of continuing education in the omitted subject areas, holds a specialty 18 certification in the omitted subject areas, or provides proof satisfactory to 19 the board of a history of successful practice involving the omitted subject 20 areas; 21 (C) is in good standing with the licensing entity in the 22 jurisdiction where the dentist is currently licensed and in all jurisdictions in 23 which the dentist was previously licensed while practicing in those 24 jurisdictions; if the dentist is employed by the federal government, the dentist 25 must be in good standing with the employing federal agency; 26 (D) has been engaged in continuous active clinical practice 27 averaging at least 20 hours a [PER] week for each of the five years 28 immediately preceding the application 29 (i) in a jurisdiction in which the dentist was licensed and 30 in good standing; or 31 (ii) working for the federal government while in good
01 standing with the employing federal agency and after having been 02 licensed by a jurisdiction; 03 (E) is not the subject of an adverse decision based upon a 04 complaint, investigation, review procedure, or other disciplinary proceeding 05 within the five years immediately preceding application, or of an unresolved 06 complaint, investigation, review procedure, or other disciplinary proceeding, 07 undertaken by a state, territorial, local, or federal dental licensing jurisdiction 08 or a dental society; 09 (F) is not the subject of an unresolved or an adverse decision 10 based upon a complaint, investigation, review procedure, or other disciplinary 11 proceeding undertaken by a state, territorial, local, or federal dental licensing 12 jurisdiction, dental society, or law enforcement agency that relates to criminal 13 or fraudulent activity, dental malpractice, or negligent dental care and that 14 adversely reflects on the applicant's ability or competence to practice dentistry 15 or on the safety or well-being of patients; 16 (G) has not previously had a license to practice dentistry 17 suspended for grounds similar to those specified under AS 08.36.315, revoked, 18 or voluntarily surrendered; 19 (H) has completed at least 42 hours of continuing education 20 related to clinical dentistry in the three years preceding application for a license 21 in this state; the continuing education must have been approved by the 22 American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, or the 23 appropriate specialty board; 24 (I) has not within the previous three years failed the clinical 25 exam given by the Western Regional Examining Board; 26 (J) is not the subject of an adverse report from the National 27 Practitioner Data Bank or the American Association of Dental Examiners 28 Clearinghouse for Disciplinary Information that relates to criminal or fraudulent 29 activity, negligent dental care, or malpractice; 30 (2) has passed, to the satisfaction of the board, a written examination 31 that consists of the portion of the written examination given under AS 08.36.160(b)
01 that pertains to the state's laws on the practice of dentistry; the board may not require 02 a higher passing score for applicants under this section than the board requires for 03 applicants under AS 08.36.110; 04 (3) is personally interviewed by the board for purposes of verifying 05 credentials; 06 (4) pays all required fees; 07 (5) provides the board with an affidavit that the dentist is not an 08 impaired practitioner; 09 (6) provides to the board an authorization for release of records in a 10 form prescribed by the board. 11 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect July 1, 1997.