Maine Revised Statutes

§1094-N. License; biennial renewal; discontinuation of dental hygienist license

The board shall issue a license to practice as an independent practice dental hygienist to a person who has met the requirements for licensure set forth in this subchapter and has paid the application fee under section 1094-O. There is an initial license fee only for independent practice dental hygienists licensed by endorsement. The license must be exhibited publicly at the person's place of business or employment. The initial date of expiration of the license is the original expiration date of the person's dental hygienist license issued by the board pursuant to subchapter 4 or, for independent practice dental hygienists licensed by endorsement, January 1st of the first odd-numbered year following initial licensure. On or before January 1st of each odd-numbered year, the independent practice dental hygienist shall pay to the board a license renewal fee. Independent practice dental hygienists who have not paid the renewal fee on or before January 1st must be reinstated upon payment of a late fee before February 1st of the year in which license renewal is due. Failure to be properly licensed by February 1st results in automatic suspension of a license to practice as an independent practice dental hygienist. Reinstatement of the independent practice dental hygienist license may be made, if approved by the board, by payment of a reinstatement fee to the board. [2007, c. 620, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).]

A dental hygienist license issued by the board pursuant to subchapter 4 of this chapter automatically expires upon issuance under this subchapter of an independent practice dental hygienist license to the same person. [2007, c. 620, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).]

SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 620, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).

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