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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 4. Dentistry [1600 - 1976]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1937, Ch. 415. )

ARTICLE 2. Admission and Practice [1625 - 1636.4]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1937, Ch. 415. )


(a) Any member of the board may inquire of any applicant for examination concerning the applicant’s qualifications or experience and may take testimony of anyone in regard thereto, under oath, which the member is hereby empowered to administer.

(b) Each applicant for licensure under this chapter shall furnish either fingerprint cards or a copy of a completed Live Scan form for submission to state and federal criminal justice agencies, including, but not limited to, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in order to establish the identity of the applicant and in order to determine whether the applicant has a record of any criminal convictions in this state or in any other jurisdiction, including foreign countries. The information obtained as a result of the fingerprinting of the applicant shall be used in accordance with Section 11105 of the Penal Code, and to determine whether the applicant is subject to denial of licensure pursuant to Division 1.5 (commencing with Section 475) or Section 1628.5. The board shall request the subsequent arrest notification service for all applicants pursuant to Section 11105.2 of the Penal Code.

(c) Each applicant for licensure to practice dentistry shall furnish a signed release allowing disclosure of information from the National Practitioner Data Bank and verification of registration status with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration within the United States Department of Justice. The board shall review this information to determine if it presents sufficient evidence of a violation of Article 4 (commencing with Section 1670) to warrant the submission of additional information from the applicant or the denial of the application for licensure.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 865, Sec. 30. (AB 1519) Effective January 1, 2020.)