SEC. 73-9-115. Petition for reinstatement; judicial review of board's orders.
(1) A dentist or dental hygienist whose licensure has been restricted, suspended or revoked under Sections 73-9-101 through 73-9-113, voluntarily or by action of the board, shall have a right, at reasonable intervals, to petition for reinstatement of his license and to demonstrate that he can resume the competent practice of dentistry or dental hygiene with reasonable skill and safety to patients. Such petition shall be made in writing and on a form prescribed by the board. Action of the board on such petition shall be initiated by referral to and examination by the examining committee pursuant to the provisions of Sections 73-9-105 and 73-9-107. The board may, upon written recommendation of the examining committee, restore the licensure of the dentist or dental hygienist on a general or limited basis or institute a proceeding pursuant to Section 73-9-113 for the determination of the fitness of the dentist or dental hygienist to resume his practice.
(2) All orders of the board entered under Sections 73-9-113(3) and (4) shall be subject to judicial review by appeal to the chancery court of the county of the residence of the dentist or dental hygienist involved against whom the order is rendered, within thirty (30) days following the date of entry of the order, the appeal to be taken and perfected in the same manner as provided in Section 73-9-65.
SOURCES: Laws, 2000, ch. 560, § 18, HB848, eff from and after July 1, 2000.