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150A.02 BOARD OF DENTISTRY.
    Subdivision 1. Generally. There is hereby created a Board of Dentistry whose duty it shall
be to carry out the purposes and enforce the provisions of sections 150A.01 to 150A.12. The
board shall consist of two public members as defined by section 214.02, five qualified resident
dentists, one qualified resident registered dental assistant, and one qualified resident dental
hygienist appointed by the governor. Membership terms, compensation of members, removal of
members, the filling of membership vacancies, and fiscal year and reporting requirements shall
be as provided in sections 214.07 to 214.09. The provision of staff, administrative services and
office space; the review and processing of board complaints; the setting of board fees; and other
provisions relating to board operations shall be as provided in chapter 214. Each board member
who is a dentist, registered dental assistant, or dental hygienist shall have been lawfully in active
practice in this state for five years immediately preceding appointment; and no board member shall
be eligible for appointment to more than two consecutive four-year terms, and members serving
on the board at the time of the enactment hereof shall be eligible to reappointment provided they
shall not have served more than nine consecutive years at the expiration of the term to which they
are to be appointed. At least 90 days prior to the expiration of the terms of dentists, registered
dental assistants, or dental hygienists, the Minnesota Dental Association, Minnesota Dental
Assistants Association, or the Minnesota State Dental Hygiene Association shall recommend to
the governor for each term expiring not less than two dentists, two registered dental assistants, or
two dental hygienists, respectively, who are qualified to serve on the board, and from the list so
recommended the governor may appoint members to the board for the term of four years, the
appointments to be made within 30 days after the expiration of the terms. Within 60 days after
the occurrence of a dentist, registered dental assistant or dental hygienist vacancy, prior to the
expiration of the term, in the board, the Minnesota Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental
Assistants Association, or the Minnesota State Dental Hygiene Association shall recommend to
the governor not less than two dentists, two registered dental assistants, or two dental hygienists,
who are qualified to serve on the board and from the list so recommended the governor, within 30
days after receiving such list of dentists, may appoint one member to the board for the unexpired
term occasioned by such vacancy. Any appointment to fill a vacancy shall be made within 90 days
after the occurrence of such vacancy. The first four-year term of the dental hygienist and of the
registered dental assistant shall commence on the first Monday in January, 1977.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1975 c 136 s 77]
History: 1969 c 974 s 2; 1973 c 638 s 25; 1975 c 136 s 25; 1976 c 222 s 73; 1976 c 239 s
57; 1976 c 263 s 2; 1986 c 444; 1991 c 199 art 1 s 44