(a) The board by rule shall provide for expert panels appointed by the board to assist
with complaints and investigations relating to professional competency by acting as
expert dentist and dental hygienist reviewers.
(b) Each member of the expert dentist panel must be licensed to practice dentistry
in this state. Each member of the expert dental hygienist panel must be licensed to practice dental
hygiene in this state.
(c) The rules adopted under this section must include provisions governing the composition
of the panel, qualifications for membership on the panel, length of time a member
may serve on the panel, grounds for removal from the panel, the avoidance of conflicts
of interest, including situations in which the affected license holder and the panel
member live or work in the same geographical area or are competitors, and the duties
to be performed by the panel.
(d) The board's rules governing grounds for removal from the panel must include providing
for the removal of a panel member who is repeatedly delinquent in reviewing complaints
and in submitting reports to the board.
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