Current law allows the board of dentistry, by rule, to establish lesser financial responsibility standards for dentists who:
- Perform dental services as employees of the United States government;
- Render limited, or occasional, or no dental services;
- Perform less than full-time active dental services because of administrative or other nonclinical duties or partial or complete retirement; or
- Provide uncompensated dental care to patients but do not otherwise provide any compensated dental care to patients.
The bill extends this rule-making authority to cover dental hygienists.