SEC. 73-9-105. Examination to determine existence of disability.
(1) If the State Board of Dental Examiners has reasonable cause to believe that a dentist or dental hygienist licensed to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in this state is unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety to patients because of a condition described in Section 73-9-103, such board of dental examiners shall cause an examination of such dentist or dental hygienist to be made as described in subsection (2) of this section and shall, following such examination, take appropriate action within the provisions of Sections 73-9-101 through 73-9-117.
(2) Examination of a dentist or dental hygienist under this section shall be conducted by an examining committee designated by the board. Such examining committee shall be composed of at least two (2) practicing dentists, three (3) practicing physicians, and shall include at least one (1) psychiatrist if a question of mental illness is involved.
SOURCES: Laws, 2000, ch. 560, § 13, HB848, eff from and after July 1, 2000.