[ 448-28]  Notice to consumers.  Every dentist who:

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 448-28

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.

     (1)  Is engaged in the practice of dentistry; and

     (2)  Administers general anesthesia, deep sedation, or moderate (conscious) sedation,

shall display and keep in a conspicuous place at the dentist’s place of business a notice no smaller than eight and one-half inches by eleven inches.  The notice shall explain that any person may contact the consumer resource center of the department of commerce and consumer affairs’ regulated industries complaints office to verify that the dentist is licensed and holds a current and valid written authorization or permit to administer anesthesia or perform sedation, request prior complaint history on a dentist, or file a complaint against a dentist, and that information on the special privilege accorded to a dentist to administer general anesthesia, deep sedation, or moderate (conscious) sedation is reported by the consumer resource center upon request.  The notice shall include all available contact information for the consumer resource center, including a telephone number.  The text of all information contained in the notice shall be in a font size no smaller than one-half inch.  A dentist who fails to ensure the continuous display of such a notice shall be subject to the penalties provided in this chapter.