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2014 Regular Session
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At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Senator Girod , Senator Bates , Representative Esquivel , Representative Buckley
Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed)
Bill Title: Relating to dentistry; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Requires dentist to test, at least once per week, autoclave or other heat sterilization device.
Directs Oregon Board of Dentistry to dismiss disciplinary matter that is pending on effective date of Act if matter concerns whether dentist tested autoclave or other heat sterilization device less frequently than once per week. Directs board to expunge from records findings and conclusions of disciplinary action taken before effective date of Act if action concerns whether dentist tested such device less frequently than once per week. Directs board, with respect to licensee who board disciplined for testing autoclave or other heat sterilization device less frequently than once per week, to remove licensee's name from website where name is posted in connection with such disciplinary action and to pay licensee amount equal to any civil penalty imposed by board pursuant to such action. Specifies that dentist has cause of action against person with whom dentist entered into agreement for testing autoclave or other heat sterilization device if person communicated to dentist that dentist was in compliance with rules adopted by board and dentist was disciplined by board. Specifies that licensee who board disciplined for testing autoclave or other heat sterilization device less frequently than once per week may not bring cause of action against entity that tested for licensee autoclave or other heat sterilization device on grounds related to that testing. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Fiscal Impact: Has Minimal Fiscal Impact
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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