(a) The board shall appoint members of the board and the dental review committee to
serve, on a rotating basis, as panelists on an informal settlement conference panel
for purposes of this section.
(b) In an informal settlement conference under Section 263.007, the board shall appoint at least two panelists to determine whether an informal
disposition is appropriate. At least one of the panelists must be a dentist.
(c) The board by rule shall require that at least one panelist be physically present
at the informal settlement conference and may authorize another panelist to appear
by video conference.
(d) Notwithstanding Subsection (b), an informal settlement conference may be conducted
by one panelist if the license holder who is the subject of the complaint waives the
requirement that at least two panelists conduct the conference. If the license holder waives that requirement, the panelist may be a dentist, a
dental hygienist, or a member who represents the public.
(e) Notwithstanding Subsections (b) and (d), an informal settlement conference conducted
under Section 263.007 to show compliance with an order or remedial plan of the board may be conducted by
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