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