Review of applications for license, permit, or registration, 11.8, 20.7(5)
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to dental licensure
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Dental Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 11, "Licensure to Practice Dentistry or Dental Hygiene," and Chapter 20, "Dental Assistants," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 147.76.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 147.2, 153.15A, 153.21, 153.33B and 153.39.
Purpose and Summary
The purpose of the proposed amendments is to clarify when the executive director can administratively issue a license, permit, or registration and to clarify the role of the license and registration committee in reviewing license, permit, and registration applications.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
The proposed amendments are not subject to waiver or variance pursuant to 650—Chapter 7.
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m.on October 26, 2018. Comments should be directed to:
Iowa Dental Board
400 S.W. Eighth Street, Suite D
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making actions are proposed:
Item 1. Amend rule 650—11.8(147,153) as follows:
650—11.8(147,153) Review of applications. Upon receipt of a completed application, the executive director as authorized by the board has discretion to:
1.Authorize the issuance of the license, permit, or registration.
2.Refer the license, permit, or registration application to the license and registration committee for review and consideration when the executive director determines that matters including, but not limited to, prior criminal history, chemical dependence, competency, physical or psychological illness, malpractice claims or settlements, or professional disciplinary history are relevant in determining the applicants' qualifications for license, permit, or registration.
11.8(1) Following review and consideration of a license, permit, or registration an application referred by the executive director, the license and registration committee may at its discretion:
a. Recommend to the board issuance of the license, permit, or registration. Authorize the executive director to issue the license, permit, or registration.
b. Recommend to the board denial of the license, permit, or registration. Send the license, permit, or registration application to the board for further review and consideration.
c. Recommend to the board issuance of the license, permit, or registration under certain terms and conditions or with certain restrictions.
d. Refer the license, permit, or registration application to the board for review and consideration without recommendation.
11.8(2) Following review and consideration of a license, permit, or registration application referred by the license and registration committee, the board shall:
a. Authorize the issuance of the license, permit, or registration,
b. Deny the issuance of the license, permit, or registration, or
c. Authorize the issuance of the license, permit, or registration under certain terms and conditions or with certain restrictions.
11.8(3) The license and registration committee or board may require an applicant to appear for an interview before the committee or the full board as part of the application process.
11.8(4) The license and registration committee or board may defer final action on an application if there is an investigation or disciplinary action pending against an applicant, who may otherwise meet the requirements for license, permit, or registration, until such time as the committee or board is satisfied that licensure or registration of the applicant poses no risk to the health and safety of Iowans.
11.8(5) The dental hygiene committee shall be responsible for reviewing any applications submitted by a dental hygienist that require review in accordance with this rule. Following review by the dental hygiene committee, the committee shall make a recommendation to the board regarding issuance of the license or permit. The board's review of the dental hygiene committee's recommendation is subject to 650—Chapter 1.
11.8(6) An application for a license, permit, or reinstatement of a license will be considered complete prior to receipt of the criminal history background check on the applicant by the FBI for purposes of review and consideration by the executive director, the license and registration committee, or the board. However, an applicant is required to submit an additional completed fingerprint packet and fee within 30 days of a request by the board if an earlier fingerprint submission has been determined to be unacceptable by the DCI or FBI.
Item 2. Adopt the following new subrule 20.7(5):
20.7(5) Review of applications. The board shall follow the procedures specified in 650—11.8(147,153) in reviewing applications for registration and qualification.