§ 5-31.1-1 Definitions
§ 5-31.1-2 Board of examiners in dentistry — Members — Compensation — Funds
§ 5-31.1-3 Examining committees
§ 5-31.1-4 Powers and duties of the board of examiners in dentistry
§ 5-31.1-5 Power of the director
§ 5-31.1-6 License to practice — Qualifications of applicants — Fee — Reexamination
§ 5-31.1-6.1 Dental hygienists and dental assistants
§ 5-31.1-7 Recertification — Continuing dental education
§ 5-31.1-8 Refusal of licensure
§ 5-31.1-9 Immunity from suit
§ 5-31.1-10 Unprofessional conduct
§ 5-31.1-11 Complaints
§ 5-31.1-12 Specification of charges
§ 5-31.1-13 Time and notice of hearing
§ 5-31.1-14 Subpoenas — Contempt
§ 5-31.1-15 Report of hearing
§ 5-31.1-16 Decision of the board
§ 5-31.1-17 Sanctions
§ 5-31.1-18 Appeal from the decision of the director of the department of health
§ 5-31.1-19 Grounds for discipline without hearing
§ 5-31.1-20 Reports relating to professional conduct and capacity — Regulations — Confidentiality — Immunity
§ 5-31.1-21 Biennial registration
§ 5-31.1-22 Limited registrations
§ 5-31.1-23 Limited registration — Academic faculty — Fees
§ 5-31.1-24 Violations — Penalties
§ 5-31.1-25 Injunction of violations
§ 5-31.1-26 Severability
§ 5-31.1-27 Dental peer review
§ 5-31.1-28 Hospital disciplinary powers
§ 5-31.1-29 Privileges and immunities for peer review activities
§ 5-31.1-30 Licensure required — Dental assistants excepted
§ 5-31.1-31 Dental assistant — Definition — Practices allowed
§ 5-31.1-32 Disclosure of nonparticipation in dental insurance plans
§ 5-31.1-33 Employment of hygienists — Practices allowed
§ 5-31.1-34 Immunity from liability
§ 5-31.1-35 Penalty for violations generally — Evidence of unauthorized practice
§ 5-31.1-36 Liability of employers and accomplices
§ 5-31.1-37 Persons and practices exempt
§ 5-31.1-38 Advertising
§ 5-31.1-39 Public health hygienists

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 5-31.1

  • Agency: includes any executive office, department, division, board, commission, or other office or officer in the executive branch of the government. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2.3-3.
  • Auctioneer: shall mean a business or organization that conducts an electronic reverse auction. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2-15.
  • Board: means the Rhode Island board of examiners in dentistry or any committee or subcommittee of the board. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-1.
  • Boycott: means to blacklist, divest from, sanction, or otherwise refuse to deal with a person, firm, or entity, or a public entity of a foreign state, when the action is based on race, color, religion, gender, or nationality of the targeted person, firm, entity, or public entity of a foreign state. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2.6-2.
  • Compliance: means the condition existing when a contractor has met and implemented the requirements of this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-14.3-3.
  • Contract: means a mutually binding legal relationship or any modification thereof obligating the seller to furnish supplies or services, including construction, and the buyer to pay for them. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-14.3-3.
  • contractor: as used in this chapter shall mean the bidder whose bid has been accepted by an authorized agency or awarding authority as the bidder possessing the skills, ability, and integrity necessary to the faithful performance of the contract or work, and who shall certify that he or she is able to furnish labor that can work in harmony with all other elements of labor employed or to be employed on the contract or work. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-13-2.
  • Cost-reimbursement contract: shall mean a contract under which the state reimburses the contractor for those contract costs, within a stated ceiling, which are allowable and allocable in accordance with cost principles (as provided in § 37-2-43), and a fixed fee, if any. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2-15.
  • Dental administrator: means the administrator of the Rhode Island board of examiners in dentistry. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-1.
  • dental assistant: is a ny person not licensed under the provisions of this chapter who performs dental services, procedures, or duties in aid of a licensed and registered dentist. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-31.
  • Dental hygienist: means a person with a license to practice dental hygiene in this state under the provisions of this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-1.
  • Dentist: means a person with a license to practice dentistry in this state under the provisions of this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-1.
  • Department: means the department of environmental management. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3.
  • Department: means the Rhode Island department of health. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-1.
  • Department: means the department of environmental management. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15.1-3.
  • Direct visual supervision: means supervision by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (with a permit to administer deep sedation and general anesthesia) by verbal command and under direct line of sight. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-1.
  • Director: means the director of the department of environmental management. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3.
  • Director: means the director of the Rhode Island department of health. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-1.
  • Evaluated bid price: shall mean the dollar amount of a bid, after bid price adjustments are made pursuant to objective measurable criteria, set forth in the invitation for bids, which affect the economy and effectiveness in the operation or use of the product, such as reliability, maintainability, useful life, and residual value. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2-15.
  • Health care facility: means any institutional health service provider licensed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 17 of title 23. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-1.
  • Health maintenance organization: means a public or private organization licensed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 17 of title 23 or chapter 41 of title 27. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-1.
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16.
  • Invitation for bids: shall mean all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, utilized for soliciting bids in accordance with the procedures set forth in §§ 37-2-18 and 37-2-18. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2-15.
  • jurisdiction with whom the state can enjoy open trade: means states that are members of the World Trade Organization. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2.6-2.
  • Limited registrant: means a person holding a limited registration certificate pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-1.
  • Litter: means garbage, trash, waste, rubbish, ashes, cans, bottles, wire, paper, cartons, boxes, automobile parts, furniture, glass, or anything else of an unsightly or unsanitary nature thrown, dropped, discarded, placed, or deposited by a person on public property, on private property not owned by the person, or in or on waters of the state, unless the person has:

    (i) Been directed to do so by a public official as part of a litter collection drive;

    (ii) Discarded, thrown, dropped, placed, or discarded the material in a litter receptacle in a manner that prevented the material from being carried away by the elements; or

    (iii) Been issued a license or permit covering the material pursuant to chapters 18. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3.

  • Litter bag: means a bag, sack, or other container made of any material which is large enough to serve as a receptacle for litter inside a vehicle or watercraft. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3.
  • Litter receptacle: means those containers adopted by the department of environmental management and which may be standardized as to size, shape, capacity, and color and which shall bear the state anti litter symbol, as well as any other receptacles suitable for the depositing of litter. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3.
  • Micro business: means a Rhode Island-based business entity, regardless of whether it is in the form of a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, general partnership, or sole proprietorship, that has a total of ten (10) or fewer members, owners, and employees and has gross sales totaling five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) or less. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-14.2-3.
  • oath: includes affirmation; the word "sworn" includes affirmed; and the word "engaged" includes either sworn or affirmed. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-11.
  • Peer review board: means any committee of a state, local, dental or dental hygiene, association or society, or a committee of any licensed health care facility, or the dental staff of the committee, or any committee of a dental care foundation or health maintenance organization, or any staff committee or consultant of a hospital, medical, or dental service corporation, the function of which, or one of the functions of which, is to evaluate and improve the quality of dental care rendered by providers of dental care service or to determine that dental care services rendered were professionally indicated or were performed in compliance with the applicable standard of care or that the cost for dental care rendered was considered reasonable by the providers of professional dental care services in the area and includes a committee functioning as a utilization review committee under the provisions of P. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-1.
  • Person: means any natural person, political subdivision, government agency, public or private corporation, partnership, joint venture, association, firm, individual proprietorship, or other entity whatsoever. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3.
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association, trust or estate, state or political subdivision, or instrumentality of a state. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-1.
  • Person: means any natural person, political subdivision, government agency, public or private corporation, partnership, joint venture, association, firm, individual proprietorship, or other entity whatsoever. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15.1-3.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6.
  • Person: means natural persons as well as corporations, partnerships, business units, and associations;

    (2) "Public agency" means any and all other public bodies, authorities, officers, agencies, or instrumentalities, whether exercising a governmental or proprietary function;

    (i) The state and its departments, boards, commissions and agencies;

    (ii) Cities, towns, school districts, and any other governmental unit or district; or

    (iii) Any and all other public bodies, authorities, officers, agencies, or instrumentalities, whether exercising a governmental or proprietary function;

    (3) "Public works" means steel to construct, frame or reinforce any public structure, building, highway, waterway, street, bridge, transit system, airport, or other betterment, work, or improvement, whether of a permanent or temporary nature, and whether for governmental or proprietary use;

    (4) "Steel products" means products rolled, formed, shaped, drawn, extruded, forged, cast, fabricated, or otherwise similarly processed, or processed by a combination of two or more of these operations, from steel made in the United States by the open hearth, basic oxygen, electric furnace, Bessemer, or other steel making process; and

    (5) "United States" means the United States of America and includes all territory, continental or insular, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2.1-5.

  • Program: means those activities of the department to encourage, manage, and fund litter control and recycling pursuant to this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3.
  • Program: means those activities of the department to encourage, manage, and fund hard-to-dispose material control and recycling, and to aid in the monitoring and tracking, reduction, recycling, and reuse of hard-to-dispose material control and recycling pursuant to this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15.1-3.
  • Public entity: means the state, or any political subdivisions of the state, including, but not limited to, any of its agencies, departments, institutions, or school districts. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2.6-2.
  • Public place: means any area that is used or held out for use by the public whether owned or operated by public or private interests. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3.
  • Public works: as used in this chapter shall mean any public work consisting of grading, clearing, demolition, improvement, completion, repair, alteration, or construction of any public road or any bridge, or portion thereof, or any public building, or portion thereof, or any heavy construction, or any public works projects of any nature or kind whatsoever. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-13-1.
  • Public works contract: means a contract to perform design or planning services by a designer with the state, any agency, or governmental subdivisions thereof. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-12.1-1.
  • Quonset Point buildings: means the buildings at the site of Quonset Point naval air station in the town of North Kingstown and situated on the reverter real property, or the surplus real property, including, without being limited to, the following: buildings number 1, 2, 16, 17, 60, 151, 374, 375, 406, 483, 484, 488, 536, 537, DG12 and DT38. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-3.2-1.
  • real estate: may be construed to include lands, tenements, and hereditaments and rights thereto and interests therein. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-10.
  • Recycling: means the reuse of recovered resources in manufacturing, agriculture, power production, or other processes. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3.
  • Recycling: means the reuse of recovered resources in manufacturing, agriculture, power production, or other processes. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15.1-3.
  • Registered: means those micro businesses that have provided their business name, address, owner-contact information, number of employees, and annual gross sales to the department of administration. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-14.2-3.
  • Request for proposals: shall mean all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, utilized for soliciting proposals in accordance with the procedures set forth in this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2-15.
  • Request for qualifications: shall mean all documents, whether attached or incorporated by reference, utilized for soliciting qualifications of offerors prior to or during the solicitation of bids or proposals. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2-15.
  • Retained earnings: means any money or earned estimates withheld from a designer pursuant to the terms of a public works contract. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-12.1-1.
  • Reverse Auction: shall mean a bid competition where the lowest responsive and responsible bidder wins the auction. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2-15.
  • Reverter personal property: means the personal property (which may include any of the Quonset Point buildings to the extent that they are deemed to be personal property) located on the reverter real property. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-3.2-1.
  • Reverter real property: means that real property more fully described in P. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-3.2-1.
  • seal: shall be construed to include an impression of the seal made with or without the use of wax or wafer on the paper. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-15.
  • Services: includes , with respect to a private contractor, all aspects of the provision of services provided by a private contractor pursuant to a privatization contract, or any services provided by a subcontractor of a private contractor. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2.3-3.
  • Small disadvantaged businesses owned and controlled by persons with disabilities: shall mean small business concern, which is at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned by one or more person(s) with disabilities or, in the case of a publicly owned business, at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the stock of which is owned by one or more disabled person, whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more person(s) with disabilities, and have fifty or fewer employees. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-2.2-2.
  • Surplus personal property: means such personal property, in addition to the reverter personal property, as shall be transferred, assigned, or conveyed to the state by the United States pursuant to the provisions of § 13 (g) of the surplus property act of 1944 or pursuant to the provisions of any other applicable law of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-3.2-1.
  • Surplus real property: means such real property as shall be transferred, assigned, or conveyed to the state by the United States pursuant to the provisions of § 13 (g) of the surplus property act of 1944, 50 U. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-3.2-1.
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9.
  • town council: include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9.
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8.
  • unprofessional conduct: as used in this chapter includes, but is not limited to, the following items or any combination of them and may be defined by regulations established by the board with the approval of the director:

    (1) Fraudulent or deceptive procuring or use of a license or limited registration;

    (2) All advertising of dental, dental hygiene, or DAANCE-certified maxillofacial surgery assisting business which is intended, or has a tendency, to deceive the public or a dentist advertising as a specialty in an area of dentistry unless the dentist:

    (i) Is a diplomat of or a fellow in a specialty board accredited or recognized by the American Dental Association; or

    (ii) Has completed a post-graduate program approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association;

    (3) Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude; conviction of a felony; conviction of a crime arising out of the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene or DAANCE-certified maxillofacial surgery assisting;

    (4) Abandonment of patient;

    (5) Dependence upon controlled substances, habitual drunkenness or rendering professional services to a patient while the dentist, dental hygienist, DAANCE-certified maxillofacial surgery assisting, or limited registrant is intoxicated or incapacitated by the use of drugs;

    (6) Promotion by a dentist, dental hygienist, DAANCE-certified maxillofacial surgery assistant, or limited registrant of the sale of drugs, devices, appliances, or goods or services provided for a patient in a manner as to exploit the patient for the financial gain of the dentist, dental hygienist, or DAANCE-certified maxillofacial surgery assistant limited registrant;

    (7) Immoral conduct of a dentist, dental hygienist, DAANCE-certified maxillofacial surgery assistant, or limited registrant in the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene, or DAANCE-certified maxillofacial surgery assisting;

    (8) Willfully making and filing false reports or records in the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene;

    (9) Willful omission to file or record, or willfully impeding or obstructing a filing or recording, or inducing another person to omit to file or record dental or other reports as required by law;

    (10) Failure to furnish details of a patient's dental record to succeeding dentists or dental care facility upon proper request pursuant to this chapter;

    (11) Solicitation of professional patronage by agents or persons or profiting from acts of those representing themselves to be agents of the licensed dentist, dental hygienist, or limited registrant;

    (12) Division of fees, or agreeing to split or divide the fees, received for professional services for any person for bringing to or referring a patient;

    (13) Agreeing with clinical or bio-analytical laboratories to accept payments from those laboratories for individual tests or test series for patients, or agreeing with dental laboratories to accept payment from those laboratories for work referred;

    (14) Willful misrepresentation in treatments;

    (15) Practicing dentistry with an unlicensed dentist or practicing dental hygiene with an unlicensed dental hygienist or practicing DAANCE-certified maxillofacial surgery assisting with an unlicensed DAANCE-certified maxillofacial surgery assistant, except in an accredited training program, or with a dental assistant in accordance with the rules and regulations of the board or aiding or abetting those unlicensed persons in the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene;

    (16) Gross and willful overcharging for professional services, including filing of false statements for collection of fees for which services are not rendered, or willfully making or assisting in making a false claim or deceptive claim or misrepresenting a material fact for use in determining rights to dental care or other benefits;

    (17) Offering, undertaking, or agreeing to cure or treat disease by a secret method, procedure, treatment, or medicine;

    (18) Professional or mental incompetence;

    (19) Incompetent, negligent, or willful misconduct in the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene, or DAANCE-certified maxillofacial surgery assisting, including the rendering of unnecessary dental services and any departure from, or the failure to conform to, the minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing dental, dental hygiene or DAANCE-certified maxillofacial surgery assisting practice in his or her area of expertise as is determined by the board. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-31.1-10.

  • Veteran: means a person who served on active duty with the U. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-14.3-3.