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74-1406. Powers and duties. The board shall exercise, subject to the provisions of this act, the following powers and duties:

(a) Adopt such rules for its governance as it may deem proper.

(b) Adopt rules and regulations for qualification and licensing of dental hygienists.

(c) Adopt rules and regulations regarding sanitation.

(d) Conduct examinations to ascertain the qualification and fitness of applicants for licenses as dentists or certificates as specialists in dentistry.

(e) Pass upon the qualifications of applicants for reciprocal licenses.

(f) Prescribe rules and regulations for examination of candidates.

(g) Formulate rules and regulations by which dental schools and colleges shall be approved.

(h) Grant licenses, issue license certificates as specialists in dentistry and issue renewal licenses and certificates as specialists in dentistry in conformity with this act to such applicants and dentists as have been found qualified.

(i) Conduct hearings or proceedings to revoke or suspend and to revoke or suspend a license, certificate or renewal license or certificate granted under the authority of this act or previous acts.

(j) Employ such persons as it may deem necessary to assist in carrying out the duties of the board in the administration and enforcement of this act, and to provide offices, furniture, fixtures, supplies, printing or secretarial service, and may expend such funds as may be deemed necessary therefor, and may appoint an attorney to advise and assist in the carrying out and enforcing of the provisions of this act.

(k) Investigate violations of the act that may come to the knowledge of the board, and institute or cause to be instituted before the board or in a proper court appropriate proceedings in connection therewith.

(l) Adopt rules and regulations to carry out and make effective the provisions of this act and modify or repeal such rules and regulations whenever in the discretion of the board it is deemed necessary.

History: L. 1943, ch. 221, § 3; L. 2000, ch. 169, § 18; July 1.

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