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32-1236. Dentist triennial licensure; continuing education; license reinstatement; license for each place of practice; notice of change of address or place of practice; retired and disabled licensees; penalties
A. Except as provided in section 32-4301, a license expires on June 30 of every third year. On or before June 30 of every third year, every licensed dentist shall submit to the board a complete renewal application and pay a license renewal fee of not more than six hundred fifty dollars, established by a formal vote of the board. At least once every three years, before establishing the fee, the board shall review the amount of the fee in a public meeting. Any change in the amount of the fee shall be applied prospectively to a licensee at the time of licensure renewal. The fee prescribed by this subsection does not apply to a licensee in disabled or retired status.
B. A licensee shall include a written affidavit with the renewal application that affirms that the licensee complies with board rules relating to continuing education requirements. A licensee is not required to complete the written affidavit if the licensee received an initial license within the year immediately preceding the expiration date of the license or the licensee is in disabled status. If the licensee is not in compliance with board rules relating to continuing education, the board may grant an extension of time to complete these requirements if the licensee includes a written request for an extension with the renewal application instead of the written affidavit and the renewal application is received on or before June 30 of the expiration year. The board shall consider the extension request based on criteria prescribed by the board by rule. If the board denies an extension request, the license expires on August 30.
C. A person applying for licensure for the first time in this state shall pay a prorated fee for the period remaining until the next June 30. This fee shall not exceed one-third of the fee established pursuant to subsection A of this section. Subsequent licensure renewal shall be conducted pursuant to this section.
D. An expired license may be reinstated by submitting a complete renewal application within the twenty-four-month period immediately following the expiration of the license with payment of the renewal fee and a one hundred dollar penalty. Whenever issued, reinstatement is as of the date of application and entitles the applicant to licensure only for the remainder of the applicable three-year period. If a person does not reinstate a license pursuant to this subsection, the person must reapply for licensure pursuant to this chapter.
E. Each licensee must provide to the board in writing both of the following:
1. A primary mailing address.
2. The address for each place of practice.
F. A licensee maintaining more than one place of practice shall obtain from the board a duplicate license for each office. A fee set by the board shall be charged for each duplicate license. The licensee shall notify the board in writing within ten days of opening the additional place or places of practice. The board shall impose a penalty of fifty dollars for failure to notify the board.
G. A licensee who is fully retired and a licensee who is permanently disabled may contribute services to a recognized charitable institution and still retain that classification for triennial registration purposes on payment of a reduced renewal fee as prescribed by the board by rule.
H. A licensee applying for retired or disabled status shall:
1. Relinquish any prescribing privileges and shall attest by affidavit that the licensee has surrendered to the United States drug enforcement administration any registration issued pursuant to the federal controlled substances act and has surrendered to the board any registration issued pursuant to section 36-2606.
2. If the licensee holds a permit to dispense drugs and devices pursuant to section 32-1298, surrender that permit to the board.
3. Attest by affidavit that the licensee is not currently engaged in the practice of dentistry.
I. A licensee who changes the licensee's primary mailing address or place of practice address shall notify the board of that change in writing within ten days. The board shall impose a penalty of fifty dollars if a licensee fails to notify the board of the change within that time. The board shall increase the penalty imposed to one hundred dollars if a licensee fails to notify it of the change within thirty days.