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Statutes

Statutes affecting Dental Board Licensees consist of Title 32 (The Dental Practice Act) and other selective statutes outside the Dental Practice Act in Title 12, Title 13 and Title 25.  These statutes are listed below.

Title 32 - Professions and Occupations
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Chapter 11  DENTISTRY

Article 1 Dental Board
32-1201
Definitions
32-1202
Scope of practice; definition
32-1203
Dental board; qualifications of members; terms
32-1204
Removal from office
32-1205
Organization; meetings; quorum; staff
32-1206
Compensation of board
32-1207
Powers and duties; executive director; immunity; fees; definition
32-1208
Failure to respond to subpoena; civil penalty
32-1209
Admissibility of records in evidence
32-1210
Annual report
32-1211
Limitation of expenditures
32-1212
Dental board fund
32-1213
Business entities; registration; renewal; civil penalty; exceptions

Article 2 Licensing
32-1231
Persons not required to be licensed
32-1232
Qualifications of applicant; application; fee
32-1233
Applicants for licensure; examination requirements
32-1234
Dental consultant license
32-1235
Reinstatement of license; application for previously denied license
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
32-1237
Restricted permit
32-1238
Issuance of restricted permit
32-1239
Practice under restricted permit
32-1240
Licensure by credential; examinations; waiver; fee
32-1241 Training permits; qualified military health professionals

Article 3 Regulation
32-1261
Practicing without license; classification
32-1262
Corporate practice; display of name and license receipt or license; duplicate licenses; fee
32-1263
Grounds for disciplinary action; definition
32-1263.01
Types of disciplinary action; letter of concern; judicial review; notice; removal of notice; violation; classification
32-1263.02
Investigation and adjudication of complaints; disciplinary action; civil penalty; immunity; subpoena authority; definitions
32-1263.03 Executive director; complaints; termination; review
32-1264
Maintenance of records
32-1265
Interpretation of chapter
32-1266
Prosecution of violations
32-1267
Use of fraudulent instruments; classification
32-1268
Violations; classification; required proof
32-1269
Violation; classification; injunctive relief
32-1270
Deceased or incapacitated dentists; notification
32-1271 Marking of dentures for identification; retention and release of information

Article 4 Licensing and Regulation of Dental Hygienists
32-1281
Practicing as dental hygienist; supervision requirements; definitions
32-1282
Administration and enforcement
32-1283
Disposition of revenues
32-1284
Qualifications of applicant; application; fee; rules; denital or suspension of application
32-1285
Applicants for licensure; examination requirements
32-1286
Recognized dental hygiene schools; credit for prior learning
32-1287
Dental hygienist triennial licensure; forfeiture of license; reinstatement; notice of change of address; penalties; retired and disabled licensees
32-1288
Practicing without license; classification
32-1289
Employment of dental hygienist by public agency, institution or school; definitions
32-1290
Grounds for censure, probation, suspension or revocation of license; procedure
32-1291
Dental assistants; regulation; duties
32-1292
Restricted permits; suspension; expiration; renewal
32-1292.01
Licensure by credential; examinations; waiver; fee

Article 5 Certification and Regulation of Denturists
32-1293
Practicing as denturist; denture technology; dental laboratory technician
32-1294
Supervision by dentist; definitions; mouth preparation by dentist; liability; business association
32-1295
Board of dental examiners; additional powers and duties
32-1296
Qualifications of applicant
32-1297.01
Application for certification; denial; suspension
32-1297.03
Qualification for reexamination
32-1297.04
Fees
32-1297.05
Disposition of revenues
32-1297.06
Denturist certification; continuing education; certificate reinstatement; certificate for each place of practice; notice of change of address or place of practice; penalties
32-1297.07
Discipline; procedure
32-1297.08
Injunction
32-1297.09
Violations; classification

Article 6 Dispensing of Drugs and Devices
32-1298
Dispensing of drugs and devices; conditions; definition


Article 7 Rehabilitation
32-1299
Substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation program; private contract; funding; stipulation

Article 8 Mobile Dental Facilities & Portable Dental Units
32-1299.21 Definitions
32-1299.22 Mobile dental facilities; portable dental units; permits; exceptions
32-1299.23 Permit application; fees; renewal; notification of changes
32-1299.24 Standards of operation and practice
32-1299.25 Informed consent; information for patients
32-1299.26 Disciplinary actions; cessation of operation

Session Law Sec.12  Dentists; continuing education requirements; remote learning

Until rules on this subject are adopted by the Dental Board, attendance by a dentist at a remote site by means of audio-video technology to a seminar, symposium or lecture, which otherwise complies with rules adopted by the Board and which records the dentist's attendance, at which the dentist is provided all seminar, symposium or lecture materials, and the technology permits remote attendees to fully participate in the seminar, symposium or lecture, is deemed an acceptable equivalent to personal attendance at the seminar, symposium or lecture to meet the requirements for continuing education for renewal of licenses prescribed in § 32-1207, subsection B, paragraph 3, subdivision (a), Arizona Revised Statutes.

STATUTES OUTSIDE THE DENTAL PRACTICE ACT

AFFECTING DENTAL BOARD LICENSEES

Title 12 - Court and Civil Proceedings

Chapter 5.1  ACTIONS RELATING TO HEALTH CARE

Article 1 General Provisions
12-571 Qualified immunity; health professionals; nonprofit clinics; previously owned prescription eyeglasses

Chapter 13 EVIDENCE

Review the following in conjunction with the Dental Practice Act, specifically A.R.S. 32 § 1264 and A.A.C. R4-11-501

Article 7.1 Medical Records
12-2291 Definitions
12-2292
Confidentiality of medical records and payment records
12-2293
Release of medical records and payment records to patients and health care decision makers; definition
12-2294
Release of medical records and payment records to third parties
12-2294.01
Release of medical records or payment records to third parties pursuant to subpoena
12-2295
Charges
12-2296
Immunity
12-2297
Retention of records

Title 13 - Criminal Code

Chapter 9 PROBATION AND RESTORATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS

13-904 Suspension of civil rights and occupational disabilities

Chapter 34 DRUG OFFENSES

13-3412 Exceptions and exemptions; burden of proof; privileged communications

Chapter 36 FAMILY OFFENSE

13-3620 Duty to report abuse, physical injury, neglect and denial or deprivation of medical or surgical care or nourishment of minors; medical records; exception; violation; classification; definitions

Title 20 - Insurance

Chapter 4 PARTICULAR TYPES OF INSURERS

20-847 Contracts; dentists; covered services; definition
20-1057.12 Contracts; dentist; covered services; definition

Chapter 6 PARTICULAR TYPES OF INSURANCE

20-1342.06 Contracts; dentists; covered services; definition
20-1402.04 Contracts; dentists; covered services; definition

Title 25- Marital & Domestic Relations

Chapter 2 DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

25-320 Child support; factors; methods of payment; additional enforcement provisions; definitions  (Legal authority to collect Social Security Numbers).

Title 32 - Professions and Occupations

Chapter 32 HEALTH PROFESSIONS

32-3208 Criminal charges; mandatory reporting requirements; civil penalty