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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                         CHAPTER 70--H.F.No. 342
           An act relating to the board of dentistry; increasing 
          the board's powers in relation to disciplinary actions;
          exempting certain registered occupations from business 
          licensing review; amending Minnesota Statutes 1982, 
          sections 116J.70, subdivision 2a; 150A.01, by adding a 
          subdivision; 150A.05, subdivision 2; 150A.06; 150A.08, 
          subdivisions 1, 3, and by adding subdivisions; 
          150A.09; and repealing Laws 1976, chapter 263, section 
          6, subdivision 2. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116J.70, 
subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2a.  [LICENSE; EXCEPTIONS.] "Business license" or 
"license" does not include the following: 
    (1) Any occupational license or registration issued by a 
licensing board listed in section 214.01 or any occupational 
registration issued by the commissioner of health pursuant to 
section 214.13; 
    (2) Any license issued by a county, home rule charter city, 
statutory city, township or other political subdivision; 
    (3) Any license required to practice the following 
occupation regulated by the following sections: 
    (a) Abstracters regulated pursuant to chapter 386; 
    (b) Accountants regulated pursuant to chapter 326; 
    (c) Adjusters regulated pursuant to chapter 72B; 
    (d) Architects regulated pursuant to chapter 326; 
    (e) Assessors regulated pursuant to chapter 270; 
    (f) Attorneys regulated pursuant to chapter 481; 
    (g) Auctioneers regulated pursuant to chapter 330; 
    (h) Barbers regulated pursuant to chapter 154; 
    (i) Beauticians regulated pursuant to chapter 155; 
    (j) Boiler operators regulated pursuant to chapter 183; 
    (k) Chiropractors regulated pursuant to chapter 148; 
    (l) Collection agencies regulated pursuant to chapter 332; 
    (m) Cosmetologists regulated pursuant to chapter 155; 
    (n) Dentists, registered dental assistants, and dental 
hygienists regulated pursuant to chapter 150A; 
    (o) Detectives regulated pursuant to chapter 326; 
    (p) Electricians regulated pursuant to chapter 326; 
    (q) Embalmers regulated pursuant to chapter 149; 
    (r) Engineers regulated pursuant to chapter 326; 
    (s) Insurance brokers and salespersons regulated pursuant 
to chapter 60A; 
    (t) Midwives regulated pursuant to chapter 148; 
    (u) Morticians regulated pursuant to chapter 149; 
    (v) Nursing home administrators regulated pursuant to 
chapter 144A; 
    (w) Optometrists regulated pursuant to chapter 148; 
    (x) Osteopathic physicians regulated pursuant to chapter 
147; 
    (y) Pharmacists regulated pursuant to chapter 151; 
    (z) Physical therapists regulated pursuant to chapter 148; 
    (aa) Physicians and surgeons regulated pursuant to chapter 
147; 
    (bb) Plumbers regulated pursuant to chapter 326; 
    (cc) Podiatrists regulated pursuant to chapter 153; 
    (dd) Practical nurses regulated pursuant to chapter 148; 
    (ee) Professional fundraisers regulated pursuant to chapter 
309; 
    (ff) Psychologists regulated pursuant to chapter 148; 
    (gg) Real estate brokers, salespersons and others regulated 
pursuant to chapters 82 and 83; 
    (hh) Registered nurses regulated pursuant to chapter 148; 
    (ii) Securities brokers, dealers, agents and investment 
advisers regulated pursuant to chapter 80A; 
    (jj) Steamfitters regulated pursuant to chapter 326; 
    (kk) Teachers and supervisory and support personnel 
regulated pursuant to chapter 125; 
    (ll) Veterinarians regulated pursuant to chapter 156; 
    (mm) Watchmakers regulated pursuant to chapter 326; 
    (nn) Water conditioning contractors and installers 
regulated pursuant to chapter 326; 
    (oo) Water well contractors regulated pursuant to chapter 
156A; 
    (pp) Water and waste treatment operators regulated pursuant 
to chapter 115; 
    (qq) Motor carriers regulated pursuant to chapter 221;  
    (rr) Professional corporations regulated pursuant to 
chapter 319A; 
    (4) Any driver's license required pursuant to chapter 171; 
    (5) Any aircraft license required pursuant to chapter 360; 
    (6) Any watercraft license required pursuant to chapter 361;
    (7) Any license, permit, registration, certification, or 
other approval pertaining to a regulatory or management program 
related to the protection, conservation, or use of or 
interference with the resources of land, air or water, which is 
required to be obtained from a state agency or instrumentality; 
and 
    (8) Any pollution control rule or standard established by 
the pollution control agency or any health rule or standard 
established by the commissioner of health. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 150A.01, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 9.  "State," when used in reference to a state other 
than Minnesota, means any other state of the United States, the 
District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 150A.05, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [EXEMPTIONS AND EXCEPTIONS OF CERTAIN PRACTICES 
AND OPERATIONS.] Sections 150A.01 to 150A.12 shall not apply to: 
    (1) A duly licensed physician and surgeon unless he 
practices dentistry as a specialty; 
    (2) The practice of dentistry in any branch of the armed 
services of the United States, the United States public health 
service, or the United States veterans administration; 
    (3) Dental schools, colleges or schools of dental hygiene, 
or schools of dental assisting as now approved, or as may be 
approved, by the board of dentistry, and the practice of 
dentistry, dental hygiene, or dental assisting by students in 
dental schools or colleges, schools of dental hygiene, or 
schools of dental assisting approved by the board, when acting 
under the direction and supervision of licensed dentists acting 
as instructors; 
    (4) The practice of dentistry by licensed dentists of other 
states or countries while appearing as clinicians under the 
auspices of a duly approved dental school or college, or a 
reputable dental society, or a reputable dental study club 
composed of dentists; 
    (5) The actions of persons while they are taking 
examinations for licensure or registration administered or 
approved by the board pursuant to section 150A.03, subdivision 
1, and section 150A.06, subdivisions 1, 2, and 2a;  
    (6) The practice of dentistry by dentists and dental 
hygienists licensed by other states during their functioning as 
examiners responsible for conducting licensure or registration 
examinations administered by regional and national testing 
agencies with whom the board is authorized to affiliate and 
participate under section 150A.03, subdivision 1, and the 
practice of dentistry by the regional and national testing 
agencies during their administering examinations pursuant to 
section 150A.03, subdivision 1;  
    (7) The use of roentgens or other rays for making 
roentgenograms or similar records of dental or oral tissues in a 
hospital or under the supervision of a physician or dentist; or 
    (6) (8) The service, other than service performed directly 
upon the person of a patient, of constructing, altering, 
repairing or duplicating any denture, partial denture, crown, 
bridge, splint, orthodontic, prosthetic or other dental 
appliance, when performed pursuant to a written work order from 
a licensed dentist in accordance with section 150A.10, 
subdivision 3. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 150A.06, is 
amended to read: 
    150A.06 [LICENSURE.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [DENTISTS.] A person of good moral 
character not already a licensed dentist of the state, having 
submitted an application and fee as prescribed by the board and 
his diploma or equivalent from a dental college of good 
standing, of which standing the board shall be the sole judge, 
approved by the board may be examined by the board or by an 
agency pursuant to section 150A.03, subdivision 1, in a manner 
to test the applicant's fitness to practice dentistry.  In the 
case of examinations conducted pursuant to section 150A.03, 
subdivision 1, applicants may take the examination prior to 
applying to the board for licensure.  The examination shall 
include an examination of the applicant's knowledge of the laws 
of Minnesota relating to dentistry and the rules of the board.  
The board may by rule provide that An applicant shall be is 
ineligible to retake the clinical examination required by the 
board upon after failing it on two occasions twice until such 
time as he obtains further education and training as specified 
by the board in the by rule.  A separate, nonrefundable fee may 
be charged for each time a person applies which in no case shall 
be refunded.  An applicant who passes the examination in 
compliance with subdivision 2b and meets all other requirements 
of the board shall be licensed to practice dentistry and 
supplied with a license by the board.  Rules of the board 
establishing an examination fee shall remain in effect and shall 
constitute the application fee provided for herein until such 
time as the board shall amend, repeal, or otherwise change the 
rules pursuant to chapter 14.  
    Subd. 2.  [DENTAL HYGIENISTS.] A person of good moral 
character not already a licensed dental hygienist of this state, 
being a graduate of who has graduated from an accredited high 
school or its equivalent, and having has submitted an 
application and fee as prescribed by the board and his diploma 
or equivalent from a training school for dental hygienists of 
good standing, of which standing the board shall be the sole 
judge, or its equivalent approved by the board, may be examined 
by the board or by an agency pursuant to section 150A.03, 
subdivision 1, in a manner to test the applicant's fitness to 
practice dental hygiene.  In the case of examinations conducted 
pursuant to section 150A.03, subdivision 1, applicants may take 
the examination prior to before applying to the board for 
licensure.  Each applicant shall also be examined on the 
applicant's knowledge of the laws of Minnesota relating to 
dentistry and of the rules of the board.  The board may by rule 
provide that An applicant shall be is ineligible to retake the 
clinical examination required by the board upon failing it on 
two occasions until such time as after failing it twice until he 
obtains further education and training as specified by the board 
in the by rule.  A separate, nonrefundable fee may be charged 
for each time a person applies which in no case shall be 
refunded.  An applicant who passes the examination in compliance 
with subdivision 2b and meets all the other requirements of the 
board shall be licensed as a dental hygienist and supplied with 
a license by the board.  Rules of the board establishing an 
examination fee shall remain in effect and shall constitute the 
application fee provided for herein until such time as the board 
shall amend, repeal, or otherwise change the rules pursuant to 
chapter 14.  
    Subd. 2a.  [REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT.] A person of good 
moral character, having who has submitted an application and fee 
as prescribed by the board and his diploma or equivalent from a 
training school, of good standing, for dental assistants, of 
which standing the board shall be sole judge, or equivalent as 
or its equivalent approved by the board, may be examined by the 
board or by an agency pursuant to section 150A.03, subdivision 
1, in a manner to test the applicant's fitness to perform as a 
registered dental assistant.  The diploma or its equivalent must 
evidence compliance with the time limit requirement of 
subdivision 7.  In the case of examinations conducted pursuant 
to section 150A.03, subdivision 1, applicants may take the 
examination prior to before applying to the board for 
registration.  The examination shall include an examination of 
the applicant's knowledge of the laws of Minnesota relating to 
dentistry and the rules of the board.  The board may by rule 
provide that An applicant shall be is ineligible to retake the 
clinical examination required by the board upon failing it on 
two occasions until such time as he after failing it twice until 
he obtains further education and training as specified by the 
board in the by rule.  A separate, nonrefundable fee may be 
charged for each time a person applies which in no case shall be 
refunded.  An applicant who passes the examination in compliance 
with subdivision 2b and meets all the other requirements of the 
board shall be registered as a dental assistant.  Rules of the 
board establishing an examination fee shall remain in effect and 
shall constitute the application fee provided for herein until 
such time as the board shall amend, repeal, or otherwise change 
The examination fee set by the board in rule is the application 
fee until the board amends, repeals, or otherwise changes the 
rules pursuant to chapter 14.  
    Subd. 2b.  [EXAMINATION.] When board members administer the 
examination of persons applying for licensure or registration is 
given by board members, it shall be administered by, only those 
board members qualified for the particular examination being 
given may administer it.  An examination which the board 
requires as a condition of licensure or registration must have 
been taken within the five years before the board receives the 
application for licensure or registration.  
    Subd. 3.  [WAIVER OF EXAMINATION.] All or any part of the 
examination for dentists or dental hygienists, except that 
pertaining to the law of Minnesota relating to dentistry and the 
rules and regulations of the board, may, at the discretion of 
the board, be waived for an applicant who shall present presents 
a certificate of qualification from the national board of dental 
examiners or evidence of having maintained an adequate 
scholastic standing as determined by the board, in dental school 
as to dentists, or dental hygiene school as to dental hygienists 
, of which standing the board shall be the sole judge. 
    Subd. 4.  [RECIPROCITY LICENSURE BY CREDENTIALS.] Any 
person who is lawfully practicing dentistry or dental hygiene in 
another state or Canadian province having and maintaining a 
standard of examination for licensure and of laws regulating 
such the practice within that state or Canadian province, 
substantially equivalent to Minnesota, of which fact 
Minnesota's, as determined by the board shall be the sole judge, 
and, who is a reputable dentist or dental hygienist of good 
moral character and desirous of removing to this state, and who 
deposits, in person, with the board of dentistry a certificate 
from the board of dentistry of the state or Canadian province in 
which he is licensed, certifying to the fact of his licensure 
and that he is of good moral character and professional 
attainments, may shall, upon payment of the fee, established by 
the board and at the discretion of the board be granted a 
license to practice in this state without further examination, 
provided that he shall be examined in the laws of Minnesota 
relating to dentistry and the rules of the board of dentistry, 
be interviewed by the board.  The interview shall consist of 
assessing the applicant's knowledge of dental subjects.  If the 
applicant does not demonstrate the minimum knowledge in dental 
subjects required for licensure under subdivisions 1 and 2, the 
application shall be denied.  When denying a license, the board 
may notify the applicant of any specific course that the 
applicant could take which, if passed, would qualify the 
applicant for licensure.  The denial shall not prohibit the 
applicant from applying for licensure under subdivisions 1 and 
2.  If the applicant demonstrates the minimum knowledge in 
dental subjects required for licensure under subdivisions 1 and 
2 and meets the other requirements of this subdivision, he shall 
be granted a license to practice in this state, if he passes an 
examination on the laws of Minnesota relating to dentistry and 
the rules of the board of dentistry.  
    Subd. 5.  [FRAUD IN SECURING LICENSES.] Every person 
implicated in employing fraud or deception in applying for or 
securing a license to practice dentistry or dental hygiene or in 
applying for or securing a registration to practice dental 
assisting or in the annual registration of such annually 
registering a license or registration under sections 150A.01 to 
150A.12 shall be is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. 
    Subd. 6.  [DISPLAY OF NAME AND CERTIFICATES.] Every 
licensed dentist, dental hygienist, or registered dental 
assistant shall post and keep conspicuously displayed his name, 
license certificate and annual registration certificate in every 
office wherein in which he practices, in plain sight of his 
patients and.  If there is more than one dentist, dental 
hygienist, or registered dental assistant practicing or employed 
in any office, the manager or proprietor of such the office 
shall post and display or cause to be posted and displayed, in 
like manner in plain sight the name, license certificate and 
annual registration certificate of each dentist, dental 
hygienist, or registered dental assistant so practicing or 
employed therein.  In addition there shall be posted or 
displayed there.  Near or upon on the entrance door to every 
office wherein where dentistry is practiced, the name of each 
and every dentist practicing therein and such names shall be the 
name of the person there, as inscribed upon on the license 
certificate and annual registration certificate of each dentist, 
shall be displayed in plain sight.  
     Subd. 7.  [SPECIFIC GRADUATION REQUIREMENT.] An applicant 
shall not be initially registered as a dental assistant if his 
graduation from a school of professional training occurred more 
than five years before the date the application is received by 
the board, unless the applicant for registration has been 
registered or otherwise credentialed to perform the duties, for 
which registration is sought, by another state or country or by 
the United States government.  The board may, by rule, establish 
additional educational requirements for licensure of an 
applicant governed by this subdivision. 
    Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 150A.08, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [GROUNDS.] The board may refuse or by order 
suspend or revoke, limit or modify by imposing such conditions 
as the board may deem necessary in the manner hereinafter 
provided it deems necessary, any license to practice dentistry 
or dental hygiene or the registration of any dental assistant 
issued heretofore or hereunder upon any of the following grounds:
    (1) Fraud or deception in connection with the practice of 
dentistry or the securing of such a license or annual 
registration certificate; 
    (2) Conviction of the holder, including a finding or 
verdict of guilt, an admission of guilt, or a no contest plea, 
in any court of a felony or gross misdemeanor reasonably related 
to the practice of dentistry as evidenced by a certified copy of 
the conviction; 
    (3) Conviction of the holder, including a finding or 
verdict of guilt, an admission of guilt, or a no contest plea, 
in any court of an offense involving moral turpitude as 
evidenced by a certified copy of the conviction; 
    (4) Habitual indulgence in the use of narcotics or habitual 
overindulgence in the use of intoxicating liquors; 
    (5) Improper or unauthorized prescription, dispensing, 
administering, or personal or other use of any legend drug as 
defined in chapter 151, of any chemical as defined in chapter 
151, or of any controlled substance as defined in chapter 152;  
    (6) Conduct unbecoming a person licensed to practice 
dentistry or dental hygiene or registered as a dental assistant, 
or conduct contrary to the best interest of the public, as such 
conduct is defined by the rules of the board; 
    (6) (7) Gross immorality; 
    (7) (8) Advanced Any physical or, mental, emotional, 
or other disability which adversely affects a dentist's, dental 
hygienist's, or registered dental assistant's ability to perform 
the service for which the person is licensed or registered; 
    (9) Revocation or suspension of a license, registration, or 
equivalent authority to practice, or other disciplinary action 
or denial of a license or registration application taken by a 
licensing, registering, or credentialing authority of another 
state, territory, or country as evidenced by a certified copy of 
the licensing authority's order, if the disciplinary action or 
application denial was based on facts that would provide a basis 
for disciplinary action under this chapter and if the action was 
taken only after affording the credentialed person or applicant 
notice and opportunity to refute the allegations or pursuant to 
stipulation or other agreement;  
    (8) (10) Failure to maintain adequate safety and sanitary 
conditions for a dental office in accordance with the standards 
established by the rules of the board; 
    (9) (11) Employing, assisting, or enabling in any manner an 
unlicensed person to practice dentistry; or 
     (12) Failure or refusal to attend, testify, and produce 
records as directed by the board under subdivision 7; or 
    (10) (13) Violation of, or failure to comply with, any 
other provisions of sections 150A.01 to 150A.12 or, the rules of 
the board of dentistry, or any disciplinary order issued by the 
board or for any other just cause related to the practice of 
dentistry.  Suspension, revocation, modification or limitation 
of any license shall not be based upon any judgment as to 
therapeutic or monetary value of any individual drug prescribed 
or any individual treatment rendered, but only upon a repeated 
pattern of conduct. 
    Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 150A.08, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [REINSTATEMENT.] Any licensee or registrant whose 
license or registration has been suspended or revoked may have 
his license or registration reinstated or a new license or 
registration issued, as the case may be, when in the discretion 
of the board such deems the action is warranted and.  The 
board may require the licensee or registrant to pay all costs of 
proceedings resulting in his suspension or revocation of license 
or registration and reinstatement or new license and, in 
addition thereto, the fee for reinstatement established by the 
board.  Any licensee or registrant who has been disciplined by 
the board in a manner other than by suspension or revocation may 
be required by the board to pay all costs of proceedings 
resulting in the disciplinary action.  
    Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 150A.08, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS.] If the board has probable 
cause to believe that a dentist, dental hygienist, registered 
dental assistant, or applicant engages in acts described in 
subdivision 1, clause (4) or (5), or has a condition described 
in subdivision 1, clause (8), it shall direct the dentist, 
dental hygienist, assistant, or applicant to submit to a mental 
or physical examination or a chemical dependency assessment. For 
the purpose of this subdivision, every dentist, hygienist, or 
assistant licensed or registered under this chapter or person 
submitting an application for a license or registration is 
deemed to have given consent to submit to a mental or physical 
examination when directed in writing by the board and to have 
waived all objections in any proceeding under this section to 
the admissibility of the examining physician's testimony or 
examination reports on the ground that they constitute a 
privileged communication.  Failure to submit to an examination 
without just cause may result in an application being denied or 
a default and final order being entered without the taking of 
testimony or presentation of evidence, other than evidence which 
may be submitted by affidavit, that the licensee, registrant, or 
applicant did not submit to the examination.  A dentist, dental 
hygienist, registered dental assistant, or applicant affected 
under this section shall at reasonable intervals be afforded an 
opportunity to demonstrate that he can start or resume the 
competent practice of dentistry or perform the duties of a 
dental hygienist or registered dental assistant with reasonable 
skill and safety to patients.  In any proceeding under this 
subdivision, neither the record of proceedings nor the orders 
entered by the board is admissible, is subject to subpoena, or 
may be used against the dentist, dental hygienist, registered 
dental assistant, or applicant in any proceeding not commenced 
by the board.  Information obtained under this subdivision shall 
be classified as private pursuant to the Minnesota Government 
Data Practices Act.  
    Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 150A.08, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 6.  [MEDICAL RECORDS.] Notwithstanding contrary 
provisions of sections 13.42 and 144.651 or any other statute 
limiting access to medical or other health data, the board may 
obtain medical data and health records of a licensee, 
registrant, or applicant without the licensee's, registrant's, 
or applicant's consent if the information is requested by the 
board as part of the process specified in subdivision 5.  The 
medical data may be requested from a provider, as defined in 
section 144.335, subdivision 1, clause (b), an insurance 
company, or a government agency, including the department of 
public welfare.  A provider, insurance company, or government 
agency shall comply with any written request of the board under 
this subdivision and shall not be liable in any action for 
damages for releasing the data requested by the board if the 
data are released pursuant to a written request under this 
subdivision, unless the information is false and the provider 
giving the information knew, or had reason to believe, the 
information was false.  Information obtained under this 
subdivision shall be classified as private under the Minnesota 
Government Data Practices Act.  
    Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 150A.08, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 7.  [SELF-INCRIMINATION.] No person is excused from 
attending and testifying at any proceeding initiated by the 
board or from producing any document before the board on the 
ground that the testimony or evidence required may tend to 
incriminate him or her; but no person may be prosecuted for any 
crime related to the matter about which the person testifies or 
produces evidence required or requested by the board if the 
person first claims a privilege against self-incrimination. This 
immunity from criminal prosecution does not apply to prosecution 
for perjury or contempt committed in testifying or producing the 
evidence.  
    Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 150A.08, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 8.  [SUSPENSION OF LICENSE.] In addition to any other 
remedy provided by law, the board may, through its designated 
board members pursuant to section 214.10, subdivision 2, 
temporarily suspend a license or registration without a hearing 
if the board finds that the licensee or registrant has violated 
a statute or rule which the board is empowered to enforce and 
continued practice by the licensee or registrant would create an 
imminent risk of harm to others.  The suspension shall take 
effect upon written notice to the licensee or registrant served 
by first class mail specifying the statute or rule violated, and 
the time, date, and place of the hearing before the board.  If 
the notice is returned by the post office, the notice shall be 
effective upon reasonable attempts to locate and serve the 
licensee or registrant.  Within ten days of service of the 
notice, the board shall hold a hearing before its own members on 
the sole issue of whether there is a reasonable basis to 
continue, modify, or lift the suspension.  Evidence presented by 
the board, licensee, or registrant, shall be in affidavit form 
only.  The licensee or registrant or his counsel may appear for 
oral argument.  Within five working days after the hearing, the 
board shall issue its order and, if the suspension is continued, 
the board shall schedule a disciplinary hearing to be held 
pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act within 45 days of 
issuance of the order.  The hearing examiner shall issue a 
report within 30 days of the closing of the contested case 
hearing record.  The board shall issue a final order within 30 
days of receiving that report.  
    Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 150A.09, is 
amended to read: 
    150A.09 [REGISTRATION OF LICENSES AND REGISTRATION 
CERTIFICATES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND PROCEDURE.] 
On or before the license or registration certificate expiration 
date every licensed dentist, dental hygienist, and registered 
dental assistant shall transmit to the executive secretary of 
the board, such pertinent information as may be required by the 
board, together with the fee established by the board.  At least 
30 days before a license or registration certificate expiration 
date, the board shall cause send a written notice stating the 
amount and due date of the fee and the information to be 
provided, to be sent to every licensed dentist, dental 
hygienist, and registered dental assistant. 
    Subd. 3.  [CURRENT ADDRESS, CHANGE OF ADDRESS AND DUPLICATE 
CERTIFICATES.] Every licensed dentist upon changing his location 
of practice, every dental hygienist and every registered dental 
assistant, upon changing his address shall, within 30 days 
thereafter, furnish the board with his new address Every 
dentist, dental hygienist, and registered dental assistant shall 
maintain with the board a correct and current mailing address. 
For dentists engaged in the practice of dentistry, the address 
shall be that of the location of the primary dental practice. 
Within 30 days after changing addresses, every dentist, dental 
hygienist, and registered dental assistant shall provide the 
board written notice of the new address either personally or by 
first class mail. 
    Subd. 4.  [DUPLICATE CERTIFICATES.] Duplicate licenses or 
duplicate annual certificates of license renewal may be issued 
by the board upon satisfactory proof being furnished to the 
board of the need for such the duplicates and upon the payment 
of the fee established by the board.  
    Subd. 4 5.  [LATE FEE.] A late fee established by the board 
shall be paid if the information and fee required by subdivision 
1 is not received by the executive secretary of the board on or 
before the registration or license renewal date. 
    Subd. 5.  [EYE EXAMINATION.] The board may establish by 
rules, requirements for eye examinations of individual dentists, 
dental hygienists or registered dental assistants if in the 
opinion of the board it is reasonably necessary, from licensed 
optometrists or ophthalmologists indicating that the licensee or 
registrant has visual acuity to perform the services required of 
such licensee or registrant.  
    Subd. 6.  [CONTINUING EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP FEE.] The board 
may establish an application and renewal fee to be paid by any 
person who applies to be approved as a continuing dental 
education sponsor.  
    Sec. 12.  [REPEALER.] 
     Laws 1976, chapter 263, section 6, subdivision 2, is 
repealed.  
    Sec. 13.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 to 12 are effective the day following final 
enactment. 
    Approved April 29, 1983

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