PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-936. Continued operation of dental practice — Death of sole proprietor dentist. In the case of the death of a sole proprietor dentist, the provisions of this chapter shall not be construed as prohibiting the personal representative, executor, surviving spouse or surviving heir of the dentist, upon notification to the state board of dentistry, from continuing to operate the dental practice of the deceased for a period of not more than six (6) months following death. An additional six (6) month period of operation shall be allowed upon approval of the board pursuant to rules as adopted by the board. This exception shall only apply where during such period of time there is a good faith effort being made to sell the dental practice and that all the decisions pertaining to the diagnosis, care and treatment of the patients are made by a dentist licensed and authorized to practice pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. For purposes of this section, "sole proprietor dentist" means a dentist who solely owns a dental practice, regardless of the type of legal entity under which it is operated.
[54-936, added 2008, ch. 170, sec. 1, p. 470.]