§ 33.105. Biennial renewal of licenses and certificates.

 (a)  Licenses and certificates are renewable for a 2-year period beginning April 1 of each odd-numbered year. The fee for the biennial renewal is set by the Board. See §  33.3 (relating to fees). Upon renewal, licensees and certificate holders receive new biennial renewal licenses or certificates, as appropriate, and wallet-size cards which include the expiration date.

 (b)  As a condition of biennial renewal, commencing with the 2001-2003 renewal period, licensees and certificate holders shall maintain current certification in infant, child and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation and continuing education requirements specified in Subchapter F (relating to continuing dental education). Licensees and certificate holders shall certify their compliance with this subsection when renewing their licenses on and after April 1, 2001. Courses for certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) shall be substantially similar in content to the CPR courses offered by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross and have a similar renewal period.

 (c)  Dentists and dental hygienists who fail to renew their licenses and expanded function dental assistants who fail to renew their certificates are prohibited from practicing their profession in this Commonwealth.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  33.105 amended under sections 2—5.1, 10—11.5 and 11.7 of the Dental Law (63 P. S. § §  121—124.1, 129—129.1, 130, 130e and 130h).

Source

   The provisions of this §  33.105 adopted June 23, 1995, effective June 24, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 2492; amended May 12, 2000, effective May 13, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 2359; amended August 11, 2000, effective August 12, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 4245. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (266021).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  43b.14a (relating to civil penalties—dentists, dental hygienists and expanded function dental assistants).



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