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For the purpose of the implementation and enforcement of this rule, unprofessional conduct is defined to include, but not be limited to, the following:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failing to conform to current recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) for preventing transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B Virus, and all other communicable diseases to patients. It is the responsibility of all currently licensed dentists and dental hygienists to maintain familiarity with these recommendations, which are considered by the Board to be minimum standards of acceptable and prevailing dental practice.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Violating any lawful order of the Board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Violating any Consent Agreement entered into with the Georgia Board of Dentistry or any other licensing board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Violating statutes and rules relating to or regulating the practice of dentistry, including, but not limited to, the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Dental Practice Act (O.C.G.A. T. 43, Ch. 11);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Controlled Substances Act (O.C.G.A. T. 16, Ch. 13, Art. 2);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Dangerous Drug Act (O.C.G.A. T. 16, Ch. 23, Art. 3);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Federal Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C.A., Ch. 13);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(d)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rules and Regulations of the Georgia Board of Dentistry; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(d)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rules of the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy, Ch. 480, Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, in particular those relating to the prescribing and dispensing of drugs, Ch. 480-28;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(d)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Code of Federal Regulations Relating to Controlled Substances (21 C.F.R. Par. 1306);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(d)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> O.C.G.A. T. 31-33 Health Records. A dentist must send a patient a copy of his/her records upon request where the request complies with O.C.G.A. Title 31-33, et. seq., even if the patient has an outstanding balance with the dentist, but the patient may be required to pay costs of copying and mailing records and for search, retrieval, certification, and other direct administrative costs related to compliance with the request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(d)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (Pub. L. 104-191).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failing to maintain appropriate records whenever controlled drugs are prescribed. Appropriate records, at a minimum, shall contain the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The patient's name and address;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The date, drug name, drug quantity, and diagnosis for all controlled drugs;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Records concerning the patient's history. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prescribing controlled substances for a habitual drug user in the absence of substantial dental justification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prescribing drugs for other than legitimate dental purposes;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any departure from, or failure to conform to, the minimum standards of acceptable and prevailing dental practice. Guidelines to be used by the Board in defining such standards may include, but are not restricted to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(h)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Diagnosis. Evaluation of a dental problem using means such as history, oral examination, laboratory, and radiographic studies, when applicable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(h)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Treatment. Use of medications and other modalities based on generally accepted and approved indications, with proper precautions to avoid adverse physical reactions, habituation or addiction.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(h)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Emergency Service. Dentists shall be obliged to make reasonable arrangements for the emergency care of their patients of record. For purposes of this rule, a "patient of record" is defined as a patient who has received dental treatment on at least one occasion within the preceding year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(h)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Records. Maintenance of records to furnish documentary evidence of the course of the patient's medical/dental evaluation, treatment and response. A dentist shall be required to maintain a patient's complete dental record, which may include, but is not limited to, the following: treatment notes, evaluations, diagnoses, prognoses, x-rays, photographs, diagnostic models, laboratory reports, laboratory prescriptions (slips), drug prescriptions, insurance claim forms, billing records, and other technical information used in assessing a patient's condition. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a dentist shall be required to maintain a patient's complete treatment record for no less than a period of ten (10) years from the date of the patient's last office visit.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Practicing fraud, forgery, deception or conspiracy in connection with an examination for licensure or an application;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Knowingly submitting any misleading, deceptive, untrue, or fraudulent misrepresentation on a claim form, bill or statement to a third party;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Knowingly submitting a claim form, bill or statement asserting a fee for any given dental appliance, procedure or service rendered to a patient covered by a dental insurance plan, which fee is greater than the fee the dentist usually accepts as payment in full for any given dental appliance, procedure or service;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Abrogating or waiving the co-payment provisions of a third party contract by accepting the payment received from a third party as payment in full, unless the abrogation or waiver of such co-payment or the intent to abrogate or waive such copayment is fully disclosed, in writing, to the third party at the time the claim is submitted for payment. For the purpose of this rule, a "third party" is any party to a dental prepayment contract that may collect premiums, assume financial risks, pay claims, and/or provide administrative service.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Falsifying, altering or destroying treatment records in contemplation of an investigation by the Board or a lawsuit being filed by a patient;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Committing any act of sexual intimacy, abuse, misconduct or exploitation related to the licensee's practice of dentistry or dental hygiene;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Delegating to unlicensed or otherwise unqualified personnel duties that may only be lawfully performed by a dentist or dental hygienist;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Using improper, unfair or unethical measures to draw dental patronage from the practice of another licensee;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Terminating a dentist/patient relationship by a dentist, unless notice of the termination is provided to the patient. A "dentist/patient relationship" exists where a dentist has provided dental treatment to a patient on at least one occasion within the preceding year. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(q)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Termination of a dentist/patient relationship by the dentist" means that the dentist is unavailable to provide dental treatment to a patient, under the following circumstances: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(q)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The office where the patient has received dental care has been closed permanently or for a period in excess of (30) days;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(q)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The dentist discontinues treatment of a particular patient for any reason, including non-payment of fees for dental services, although the dentist continues to provide treatment to other patients at the office location;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(q)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The dentist who is the owner or custodian of the patient's dental records shall mail notice of the termination of the dentist's relationship to patient, which notice shall provide the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(q)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The date that the termination becomes effective, and the date on which the dentist/patient relationship may resume, if applicable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(q)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A means for the patient to obtain a copy of his or her dental records. The notice shall be mailed at least fourteen (14) days prior to the date of termination of the dentist/patient relationship, unless the termination results from an unforeseen emergency (such as sudden injury or illness), in which case the notice shall be mailed as soon as practicable under the circumstances.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.01(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Knowingly certifying falsely to the accuracy or completeness of dental records provided to the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/150-8-.02" name="150-8-.02" title="150-8-.02">Rule 150-8-.02 Fee Splitting</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A dentist shall not give rebates or split fees with a referral source.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/150-8-.03" name="150-8-.03" title="150-8-.03">Rule 150-8-.03 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/150-8-.04" name="150-8-.04" title="150-8-.04">Rule 150-8-.04 Animals</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A licensee: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.04(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> shall not permit animals or pets in any area of a dental office or operation in which dental procedures are performed, or in any location where tools, instruments, patient charts, medications, or other items regularly moved into and out of areas in which dental procedures are performed are stored.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.04(1) (b)"> (b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> shall not permit animals or pets in any other area of a dental office or operation unless physically restrained in a manner that ensures the animals or pets cannot access the areas described in the preceding paragraph, and unless maintained within a fully enclosed tank or similar enclosure that ensures hair, dander, fecal particulates, or other similar contaminants, whether airborne or otherwise, cannot be transmitted or transported to the areas described in the preceding paragraph. An air filter or filtration system is to be used when animals or pets other than fish are maintained in such an enclosure. The detection of odor from any animals so maintained shall raise the presumption that the subject animal enclosure does not meet the requirements of this paragraph.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="150-8-.04 (2)"> (2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The restrictions of this Rule shall not apply to guide dogs and service dogs as permitted by Title 30 of the Official Code of Georgia or to service animals as permitted under the Americans with Disabilities Act ( <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12101&amp;title=42&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">42 U.S.C. §§12101</a>, et. seq.). </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/150-8-.01" name="150-8-.01" title="150-8-.01">Rule 150-8-.01 Unprofessional Conduct Defined</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/150-8-.02" name="150-8-.02" title="150-8-.02">Rule 150-8-.02 Fee Splitting</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/150-8-.03" name="150-8-.03" title="150-8-.03">Rule 150-8-.03 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/150-8-.04" name="150-8-.04" title="150-8-.04">Rule 150-8-.04 Animals</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>