By December 31, 2014, a dental office shall install an appropriately sized amalgam separator system and, upon inspection for cause, shall demonstrate to the New Mexico board of dental health care proper installation, operation, maintenance and amalgam waste recycling or disposal in accordance with an amalgam separator manufacturer’s recommendations.  The New Mexico board of dental health care shall consider noncompliance with the Dental Amalgam Waste Reduction Act as unprofessional conduct subject to the penalties and discipline of the board pursuant to the Uniform Licensing Act [61-1-1 through 61-1-31 NMSA 1978] and the Dental Health Care Act [Chapter 61, Article 5A NMSA 1978].

History: Laws 2013, ch. 206, § 3.