Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 045
Other Identifying Information:2001 Senate Bill 212
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act relating to dentists; concerning the use of certain names; amendingK.S.A. 2000 Supp. 65-1435 and repealing the existing section.
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CHAPTER 45

SENATE BILL No. 212


An Act relating to dentists; concerning the use of certain names; amending

K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 65-1435 and repealing the existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 65-1435 is hereby amended to read as

follows: 65-1435. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, it shall

be unlawful for any person or persons to practice or offer to practice

dentistry under any name except such person's own name, which shall be

the name used on the license granted to such person as a dentist as

provided in this act, or to use the name of any company, association,

corporation, clinic, trade name or business name in connection with the

practice of dentistry as defined in this act.

(b) A licensed dentist may use the name of any association, corpora-

tion, clinic, trade name or business name in connection with the practice

of dentistry, as defined in this act, except that such name may not mis-

represent the dentist to the public as determined by the Kansas dental

board.

(c) Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent two or

more licensed dentists:

(1) From associating together for the practice of dentistry, each in

such person's own proper name; or

(2) from associating together for the practice of dentistry, each as

owners, in a professional corporation, organized pursuant to the profes-

sional corporation law of Kansas, or, each as owners, in a limited liability

company organized pursuant to the Kansas revised limited liability com-

pany act, and using a name that may or may not contain the proper name

of any such person or persons if such name has been approved by the

board and from employing nonowning licensees; or

(3) from associating together with persons licensed to practice med-

icine and surgery in a clinic or professional association under a name that

may or may not contain the proper name of any such person or persons

and may contain the word ``clinic.''

(c) (d) It shall be unlawful, and a licensee may have a license sus-

pended or revoked, for any licensee to conduct a dental office in the name

of the licensee, or to advertise the licensee's name in connection with any

dental office or offices, or to associate together for the practice of den-

tistry with other licensed dentists in a professional corporation or limited

liability company, under a name that may or may not contain the proper

name of any such person or persons or to associate together with persons

licensed to practice medicine and surgery in a clinic or professional as-

sociation under a name that may or may not contain the proper name of

any such person or persons and may contain the word ``clinic,'' unless

such licensee is personally present in the office operating as a dentist or

personally overseeing such operations as are performed in the office or

each of the offices during a majority of the time the office or each of the

offices is being operated.

(d) (e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit the fran-

chise practice of dentistry.

(e) (f) The violation of any of the provisions of this section by any

dentist shall subject such dentist to suspension or revocation of a license.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 65-1435 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the statute book.

Approved March 27, 2000.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001