Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 36-6A-21.1
- Board: the State Board of Dentistry. See South Dakota Codified Laws 36-6A-1
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Dental: pertaining to dentistry. See South Dakota Codified Laws 36-6A-1
- Dentistry: the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment, including surgery and the prescribing of drugs, of diseases, disorders, or conditions of the human oral cavity or its adjacent or associated tissues and structures of the maxillofacial area, and their impact on the human body. See South Dakota Codified Laws 36-6A-1
Pursuant to a complaint concerning the health or safety of patients or the public, the board, or any of its members, officers, agents, or employees so authorized, may enter and inspect, during business hours, any place where dentistry is practiced for the purpose of enforcing this chapter. The inspection may include any dental or drug records, and the copying thereof, and inventories relating to drugs and controlled substances required to be kept under the provisions of chapter 34-20B. The board, its members, officers, agents, and employees shall maintain the confidential nature of any records obtained pursuant to this section. Refusal to allow an inspection may constitute unprofessional or dishonorable conduct.