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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 8. Business and Professions
- Chapter 36. Dentistry
- Section 75. Dental Radiological Equipment.
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AS 08.36.075. Dental Radiological Equipment.
- (a) Subject to (b) of this section, the board shall establish standards for the registration and inspection of dental
radiological equipment, including standards for record keeping relating to the control panels and the use of the
equipment. The inspection standards adopted by the board must require that an inspection be performed by a person who
has qualifications equivalent to the qualifications established as of September 7, 1998, in the "Applicant Profile and
Job Qualification Summary" for a state Radiological Health Specialist I.
- (b) The board may not adopt a standard under this section that is more stringent than a standard applicable under federal
law or regulations or that is more strict than a manufacturer's standard that is applicable to the same aspect of the
dental radiological equipment except that, if a federal standard is different from the manufacturer's standard on the
same subject, the board shall adopt the stricter of the two standards unless adoption of the other standard would not
present a risk of harm to the public or to the operator of the equipment.
- (c) A dentist may not use, or allow a person under the dentist's supervision to use, dental radiological equipment in this
state unless the owner or lessee of the equipment has registered the equipment's control panel with the board and the
control panel displays a seal indicating that it has been registered. The board may charge the owner or lessee of the
dental radiological equipment a fee for the registration of each control panel registered under this subsection. For
each registered control panel, the board shall issue to the owner or lessee a registration seal that indicates that the
registration requirement has been met.
- (d) The board shall require that inspection of dental radiological equipment occur once within every six calendar years
and require that records concerning the inspection be provided to the board by the owner or lessee of the equipment and
kept on file where the equipment is located. The board shall, upon application by the owner or lessee of the dental
radiological equipment, submission of evidence documenting compliance with the inspection standards of the board, and
payment of a fee set by the board, issue to the owner or lessee an inspection seal indicating the date by which the
dental radiological equipment must pass inspection again. The date on the inspection seal shall be December 31 of the
fifth calendar year that occurs after the calendar year in which the inspection occurred. A dentist may not use, or
allow a person under the dentist's supervision to use, dental radiological equipment in this state after the date on
the most recent inspection seal. The board may authorize an inspector who is not a member of the board to determine
whether the owner or lessee of dental radiological equipment is in compliance with the inspection standards of the
board, collect the appropriate fee and remit the fee to the board, and issue an inspection seal indicating the date by
which the dental radiological equipment must pass inspection again. An inspector who performs an inspection under this
subsection shall report the results of each inspection to the board and to the department, indicating whether the
dental radiological equipment was in compliance with the inspection standards of the board and whether an inspection
seal was issued.
- (e) Fees charged under this section may not be higher than the amount necessary to cover the board's cost of registering a
control panel or approving the inspection of dental radiological equipment, as appropriate, plus the cost of issuing
the applicable seals.
- (f) In this section, "dental radiological equipment" means equipment for use in the practice of dentistry, consisting of a
control panel and associated tube heads, if the equipment emits electronic product radiation, as defined in AS 18.60.545
, or uses radionuclides, as defined in AS 18.60.545
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