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Chapter 332

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  332.031.  Board, powers and duties — rulemaking, procedure. — 1.  The board shall administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter, prescribe the duties of its officers and employees, and adopt, publish, and enforce such rules and regulations within the scope and purview of the provisions of this chapter as may be considered by the board to be necessary or proper for the effective administration and interpretation of the provisions of this chapter, and for the conduct of its business and management of its internal affairs.

  2.  The board shall adopt, publish, and enforce rules and regulations which regulate and define the acts and areas of practice which may be performed by dental hygienists, dental assistants, certified dental assistants and expanded functions dental assistants.  Such rules shall establish the degree of supervision which must be provided by a currently licensed dentist and such educational and proof of competency requirements as must be met for any procedure performed by a dental hygienist, dental assistant, certified dental assistant or expanded functions dental assistant.  The dentist shall be responsible for all patient care regardless of whether the care is rendered personally by the dentist or by a dental hygienist, dental assistant, certified dental assistant or expanded functions dental assistant.

  3.  The board shall set the amount of the fees which this chapter authorizes and requires by rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to section 536.021.  The fees shall be set at a level to produce revenue which shall not substantially exceed the cost and expense of administering this chapter.

  4.  No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of this chapter shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024.


(L. 1969 S.B. 97, A.L. 1981 S.B. 16, A.L. 1993 S.B. 52, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3 merged with S.B. 35)

Effective 8-28-95 (S.B. 3); 6-13-95 (S.B. 35)

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