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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 5STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 100GENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §100.3Organization and Structure

(a) General. The board shall consist of 15 members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, as follows:

  (1) eight reputable dentist members who reside in this state and have been actively engaged in the practice of dentistry for at least the five years preceding appointment;

  (2) two reputable dental hygienist members who reside in this state and have been actively engaged in the practice of dental hygiene for at least the five years preceding appointment; and,

  (3) five members who represent the public.

(b) Privileges of office. Members of the board have full and identical privileges, except that only dentist members may participate in the decision to pass or fail an applicant for a license to practice dentistry during the clinical portion of the board examinations.

(c) Terms of office. Members of the board serve staggered six-year terms. The terms of one-third of the members shall expire on February 1 of each odd-numbered year. A member may not serve more than two consecutive full terms. The completion of the unexpired portion of a term does not constitute service for a full term for purposes of this subsection.

(d) Eligibility. Refer to Occupations Code §252.002.

(e) Membership and employee restrictions. Refer to Occupations Code §252.003.

(f) Compensation. Each member of the board is entitled to receive a per diem set by legislative appropriation for each day the member engages in board business, and may receive reimbursement for travel expenses in accordance with the travel policies of the state of Texas and the Board of Dental Examiners.

(g) Professional Conduct. A board member should strive to achieve and project the highest standards of professional conduct. Such standards include:

  (1) A board member should avoid conflicts of interest. If a conflict of interest should unintentionally occur, the board member should recuse himself or herself from participating in any matter before the board that could be affected by the conflict.

  (2) A board member should avoid the use of the board member's official position to imply professional superiority or competence.

  (3) A board member should avoid the use of the board member's official position as an endorsement in any health care related matter.

  (4) A board member should refrain from making any statement that implies that the board member is speaking for the board if the board has not voted on an issue or unless the board has given the board member such authority.


Source Note: The provisions of this §100.3 adopted to be effective February 20, 2005, 30 TexReg 715; amended to be effective December 24, 2007, 32 TexReg 9627; amended to be effective March 5, 2009, 34 TexReg 1432; amended to be effective February 2, 2010, 35 TexReg 629; amended to be effective December 10, 2013, 38 TexReg 8828

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