Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 36-6A-24
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Board: the State Board of Dentistry. See South Dakota Codified Laws 36-6A-1
- Licensee: a dentist or dental hygienist. See South Dakota Codified Laws 36-6A-1
- Registrant: a dental radiographer or registered dental assistant. See South Dakota Codified Laws 36-6A-1
The board may summarily suspend a license or registration in advance of a final adjudication or during the appeals process if the board finds that a licensee or registrant would represent a clear and immediate danger to the public health and safety if allowed to continue to practice. A licensee or registrant whose license or registration is suspended under this section is entitled to a hearing before the board within twenty days after the effective date of the suspension. The licensee or registrant may subsequently appeal the suspension to circuit court in accordance with chapter 1-26.