(a) Every person granted a license to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in this state by the board, as herein provided, shall cause his or her license certificate to be recorded in the office of the judge of probate of the county in which he or she desires to practice before beginning the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene in the county. Any person receiving a license from the board, whether or not intending to immediately engage in the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene in this state, shall cause his or her license certificate to be recorded in the office of the judge of probate in one of the counties of this state within 60 days of the issuance of the license certificate.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 34-9-12

  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608

(b) Every person issued a special purpose license to practice dentistry across state lines shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the board, and all rules and regulations of the board, including all matters relating to discipline. It shall be the affirmative duty of every special purpose licensee to report to the board in writing within 15 days of the initiation of any disciplinary action against the licensee to practice dentistry by any state or territory in which the licensee is licensed. In addition, the licensee agrees, by acceptance of the license, to produce any patient records or materials as requested by the board or to appear before the board or any of its committees following receipt of a written notice issued by the board. The notice may be issued by the board. The failure of a special purpose licensee to report, produce records, or appear as set forth above shall subject the licensee to the disciplinary penalties as set forth in Section 34-9-5.

(c) Every person issued a special purpose license to practice dentistry across state lines shall comply with all laws, rules, and regulations governing the maintenance of patient records, including patient confidentially requirements, regardless of the state where the records of any patient within this state are maintained.

(Acts 1959, No. 100, p. 569, §16; Act 99-402, p. 669, §1; Act 2013-252, p. 626, §1; Act 2018-274, §1.)