Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/30/1994 02:30 PM HES

Audio Topic
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
txt
 CHAIRMAN RIEGER introduced  HB 472  (REFERRALS INVOLVING DENTAL               
 SERVICES) as the next order of business before the committee.                 
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE GARY DAVIS, Prime Sponsor, explained that HB 472               
 would deal with the problems encountered in the ethics code of the            
 Alaska Dental Society regarding referrals.  HB 472 would add a new            
 section to the statutes regarding the Board of Dental Examiners.              
 He pointed out that the section would merely codify the portion of            
 their ethics code which speaks to referrals.                                  
                                                                               
 SENATOR LEMAN asked if HB 472 would prevent a dentist who goes on             
 vacation from referring a patient to another dentist if that favor            
 is returned later.  REPRESENTATIVE DAVIS stated that HB 472 would             
 only prohibit dentists from receiving compensation for a referral,            
 but it would not eliminate advertising or referrals.                          
                                                                               
 SENATOR MILLER moved HB 472 out of committee with individual                  
 recommendations.  Hearing no objections, it was so ordered.                   

Document Name Date/Time Subjects