164.512

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The Veterinary Medical Board has the authority to place a licensee or registrant on probation. The board may require the licensee or registrant to submit to a complete diagnostic examination by board-appointed physicians. Accordingly, if the board requires a licensee or registrant to submit to that examination, the board shall receive and consider any other report of a complete diagnostic examination given by physicians chosen by the licensee or registrant.

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In reinstating a license or registration that has been revoked or suspended, the Veterinary Medical Board may impose terms and conditions to be followed by the licensee or registrant after the license or registration has been reinstated. This includes requiring the licensee or registrant to submit to a complete diagnostic examination by board-appointed physicians. If the board requires the licensee or registrant to submit to that examination, the board shall receive and consider any other report of a complete diagnostic examination given by physicians chosen by the licensee or registrant.

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Boards can compel the production of hospital records for investigation purposes.

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Persons involved in the provision of services relating to the treatment and rehabilitation of licentiates impaired by alcohol or dangerous drugs, shall retain all records and documents for audit by the department. Records/documents are confidential and are not subject to discovery or subpoena.

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Unprofessional conduct by licensed dental hygienist includes the failure to report to the Dental Hygiene Committee in writing within seven days: (1) the death of his or her patient during the performance of any dental hygiene procedure; (2) the discovery of the death of a patient whose death is related to a dental hygiene procedure performed by him or her; or (3) except for a scheduled hospitalization, the removal to a hospital or emergency center for medical treatment for a period exceeding 24 hours of any patient as a result of dental or dental hygiene treatment. Upon receipt of a report pursuant to this subdivision, the committee may conduct an inspection of the dental hygiene practice office if the committee finds that it is necessary.

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A registered dental hygienist shall report to the Dental Hygiene Committee all deaths occurring in his or her practice with a copy sent to the Dental Board if the death occurred while working as an employee in a dental office. A dentist shall report to the dental board all deaths occurring in his or her practice with a copy sent to the committee if the death was the result of treatment by a registered dental hygienist.

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A licensed dental hygienist must comply with a request by the Dental Hygiene Committee for a patient's dental hygiene records that has the patient’s written authorization for release, within 15 days of receiving the request and authorization. Failure to do so will result in a civil penalty payment to the committee, unless the licensee is unable to provide the documents within this time period for good cause.

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A health care facility must provide dental hygiene records that the patient has authorized in writing for release of records to the Dental Hygiene Committee together with a notice citing the penalties for failure to comply with an authorized request. Failure to provide the authorizing patient's dental hygiene records to the committee within 30 days of receiving this request, authorization, and notice shall subject the health care facility to a civil penalty payment to the committee, unless the health care facility is unable to provide the documents within this time period for good cause.

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A licensed dental hygienist must comply with a court order mandating the release of records to the Dental Hygiene Committee. Unless it is determined that the order is unlawful or invalid, failure to comply results in a civil penalty to be paid to the committee and constitutes unprofessional conduct that is grounds for suspension or revocation of his or her license; the licensee is also guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.

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Health care facilities must comply with a court order mandating the release of patient records to the Dental Hygiene Committee that is accompanied by a notice citing the penalties for failure to comply. Unless it is determined that the order is unlawful or invalid, failure to comply results in a civil penalty to be paid to the committee; the facility is also guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.

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