The board may impose any of the following sanctions, singly or in combination, if it finds that a person, entity, licensee, registrant, or dental corporation has violated any provision of this chapter or any rule promulgated thereunder:

(1)    Revoke a license, registration, or permit for an indefinite period;

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 36-6A-23

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.

(2)    Suspend a license, registration, or permit for a specific or indefinite length of time;

(3)    Place on condition or limit a license, registration, or permit;

(4)    Issue a censure or a letter of reprimand;

(5)    Place a licensee or registrant on probationary status and require the licensee or registrant to report regularly to the board on the matters which are the basis for probation, limit the licensee’s or registrant’s practice to areas prescribed by the board and require professional education until a satisfactory degree of skill has been attained in those areas which are the basis of the probation. The board may withdraw the probation if the board finds the deficiencies which require disciplinary action have been remedied;

(6)    Other sanctions which the board finds appropriate;

(7)    Impose a fee to reimburse the board in an amount equal to all or part of the costs incurred for the investigation and proceedings resulting in disciplinary action authorized by this chapter or the issuance of a cease and desist order. The costs include the amount paid by the board for services from attorneys, investigators, court reporters, witnesses, expert witnesses, reproduction of records, board members’ per diem compensation, board staff time, and expenses incurred for the investigation and disciplinary proceedings; and

(8)    Deny an application for a license, registration, or permit.

Source: SL 1981, ch 275, § 28; SL 1986, ch 305, § 3; SL 1992, ch 269, § 57; SL 2015, ch 199, § 22.