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Chapter 150-4 INVESTIGATIONS

Rule 150-4-.01 Investigations

(1) The Board shall promptly conduct investigations to determine whether violations of the rules and laws governing the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene have occurred. Disciplinary proceedings may be initiated by the Board upon its own motion or upon receipt of a written complaint.
(2) Any matter pertaining to an investigation shall be kept in confidence by the Board until such matter is made part of a public document, is introduced as evidence at a hearing, or is provided to a law enforcement agency or another lawful licensing authority of this state or any other state upon inquiry by said agency or authority under to O.C.G.A. §§ 43-1-19(h)(2), 43-1-21. Upon the revocation or suspension of a license to practice dentistry or dental hygiene, notice may be released to the press and other news media.
(3) The Board, in its discretion, may schedule an interview with a licensee as a part of its investigation of a matter. Notice of the date, time and location of the interview shall be provided to the dentist or hygienist along with information apprising him or her of the subject matter of the allegations to be discussed.