SEC. 73-9-43. Schedule of license fees; delinquency penalties; disposition and distribution of fees.
(1) The secretary shall collect in advance all fees provided for in this chapter as established by the board, not to exceed:
Application for dental license $ 600.00
Application for dental license through credentials 2,500.00
Application for dental specialty license 400.00
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Application for dental institutional, teaching or provisional license 600.00
Application for dental hygiene license 400.00
Application for dental hygiene license through
Application for dental hygiene institutional,
teaching, or provisional license 400.00
Application for general anesthesia permit 400.00
Application for I.V. sedation permit 400.00
Application for radiology permit 100.00
Annual dental license renewal 300.00
Annual dental specialty license renewal 100.00
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Annual dental institutional, teaching or provisional
license renewal 300.00
Annual dental hygiene license renewal 150.00
Annual dental hygiene institutional, teaching, or
provisional license renewal 150.00
Annual general anesthesia * * * permit renewal 100.00
Annual I.V. sedation permit renewal 100.00
Annual radiology permit renewal 75.00
Penalty for delinquent renewal of dental licenses;
dental specialty licenses; and dental institutional,
teaching, and provisional licenses:
First month (plus annual renewal fee) 100.00
Second month (plus annual renewal fee) 150.00
Third month (plus annual renewal fee) 200.00
Penalty for delinquent renewal of dental hygiene
licenses and dental hygiene institutional, teaching,
and provisional licenses:
First month (plus annual renewal fee) 50.00
Second month (plus annual renewal fee) 75.00
Third month (plus annual renewal fee) 100.00
Penalty for delinquent renewal of radiology permits:
First month (plus annual renewal fee) 45.00
Second month (plus annual renewal fee) 65.00
Third month (plus annual renewal fee) 75.00
Penalty for nonnotification of change of address 50.00
Penalty for duplicate renewal forms and
certification cards 50.00
Duplicate or replacement license or permit 40.00
Certification of licensure status 40.00
Certified copy of license or permit 40.00
Handling fee for nonsufficient funds check 50.00
Requests for database information 300.00
Radiology examinations administered in board's
Dental and dental hygiene licensure examination
Dental and dental hygiene licensure by
credentials packets 50.00
Laws and/or regulations 50.00
Disciplinary action orders 25.00
The payment of annual dentist registration fees shall be optional with all dentists over the age of seventy (70) years.
(2) The board may enact and enforce for delinquency in payment for any fees set out in this section a penalty in addition to the fee of an amount up to but not in excess of the fee. An additional fee of an amount equal to the first penalty may be assessed for each thirty (30) days, or part thereof, of delinquency. If any licensed and registered dentist or dental hygienist should be delinquent in payment of registration fees for a period as long as ninety (90) days, such person shall be presumed to be no longer practicing and shall be stricken from the rolls, and in order to practice his or her profession in this state thereafter may, at the discretion of the board, be considered as a new applicant and subject to examination and other licensing requirements as an original applicant.
(3) The secretary shall faithfully account for all monies received by the board. All fees and any other monies received by the board, except monetary penalties collected under Section 73-9-61, shall be deposited in a special fund that is created in the State Treasury and shall be used for the implementation and administration of this chapter when appropriated by the Legislature for such purpose. The monies in the special fund shall be subject to all provisions of the state budget laws that are applicable to special fund agencies, and disbursements from the special fund shall be made by the State Treasurer only upon warrants issued by the State Fiscal Officer upon requisitions signed by the president, secretary or administrative officer of the board. Any interest earned on this special fund shall be credited by the State Treasurer to the fund and shall not be paid into the State General Fund. Any unexpended monies remaining in the special fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not lapse into the State General Fund.
(4) It shall be the duty of the State Auditor to audit the financial affairs of the board, the transactions involving the special fund and the books of the secretary of the board at least once a year in the same manner as for other special fund agencies, and at any time requested to do so by a majority of the board casting their vote for such audit and while in a lawfully called meeting. The report of the State Auditor shall be incorporated in the minute book of the board.
(5) All fees collected from applicants, duplicate licenses, certificates of recommendation and certified copies of licenses shall be distributed among the members of the board in such proportion as to allow the secretary twice the remuneration each of the other seven (7) members receive as their compensation for examining applicants for licensure. Provided, however, that for examining applicants for licensure the secretary shall receive no more than Twenty-four Hundred Dollars ($2400.00) per year and no other member shall receive more than Twelve Hundred Dollars ($1200.00) per year. The receipt of said compensation shall not entitle members of the board to receive or be eligible for any state employee group insurance, retirement or other fringe benefits. Provided further, that any fees or income other than the maximum allowable for examining applicants for licensure as set out above shall be accounted for and may be used as needed in carrying out the provisions of this chapter.
(6) Fees collected from annual registration shall be used to maintain an office adequately staffed insofar as funds are available and provide other services as may be needed for carrying out the powers and duties of the board within the provisions of this chapter. Fees collected from annual registration shall also be used to pay the per diem and defray the expense of members of the board for attendance at meetings other than those for the purpose of examining applicants for licenses. In addition, a portion of the fee charged for annual dentist registration, annual specialty registration, annual dental hygienist registration, and annual institutional, teaching or provisional registration may be used to support a program to aid impaired dentists and/or dental hygienists. The payment of per diem and expense for attending said board meetings shall be in addition to the compensation permitted above for examining applicants for licensure, and the per diem shall not exceed the amount provided in Section 25-3-69.
SOURCES: Codes, 1930, Sec. 4313; 1942, Sec. 8765; Laws, 1928, ch. 131; 1952, ch. 323, Sec. 2; 1966, ch. 468, Sec. 4; 1970, ch. 404, Sec. 1; 1978, ch. 449, Sec. 1; 1982, ch. 332, Sec. 2; 1983, ch. 488, Sec. 22; 1985, ch. 348; 1988, ch. 539, eff from and after passage (approved May 18, 1988). Reenacted, Laws, 1991, ch. 483, Sec. 22; 1992, ch. 502, Sec. 3; 1992, ch. 580, Sec. 3; 1993, ch. 465, Sec. 5, eff from and after July 1, 1993. 1997 Laws, Chapter 541, Sec. 23, SB2226, Effective June 30, 1997. Amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 560, Sec. 8, HB848, eff. July 1, 2000.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2000