20:43:04:03. Inspections for safety and sanitation. The board may suspend or revoke any license issued, after opportunity for hearing as provided in SDCL 1-26, for failure of a dentist to maintain the dentist's entire dental office in a clean and sanitary condition without any accumulation of trash, debris, or filth. The dental office must be maintained in full compliance with all health requirements of the city or county, or both, in which it is located. The dentist must maintain the office in compliance with the Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings, 2003, of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The dentist must permit inspection of the dental office at any time by anyone authorized by the board.
Source: SL 1975, ch 16, § 1; 6 SDR 87, effective March 2, 1980; 10 SDR 75, effective January 23, 1984; 12 SDR 151, 12 SDR 155, effective July 1, 1986; 18 SDR 132, effective February 17, 1992; 26 SDR 37, effective September 20, 1999; 38 SDR 172, effective April 25, 2012.
General Authority: SDCL 36-6A-14(1).
Law Implemented: SDCL 36-6A-59.
Reference: Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings, 2003, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Copies may be obtained from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention free of charge at http://www.cdc.gov/.
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