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§ 90‑29.2. Requirements in respect to written work orders; penalty.

(a)        Any licensed dentist who employs or engages the services ofany person, firm or corporation to construct or repair, extraorally, prostheticdentures, bridges, orthodontic appliance, or other replacements, for a part ofa tooth, a tooth or teeth, shall furnish such person, firm or corporation witha written work order on forms prescribed by the North Carolina State Board ofDental Examiners which shall contain:

(1)        The name and address of the person, firm, or corporation towhich the work order is directed.

(2)        The patient's name or identification number. If a number isused, the patient's name shall be written upon the duplicate copy of the workorder retained by the dentist.

(3)        The date on which the work order was written.

(4)        A description of the work to be done, including diagrams ifnecessary.

(5)        A specification of the type and quality of materials to beused.

(6)        The signature of the dentist and the number of his licenseto practice dentistry.

(b)        The person, firm or corporation receiving a work order froma licensed dentist shall retain the original work order and the dentist shallretain a duplicate copy thereof for inspection at any reasonable time by theNorth Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners or its duly authorized agents,for a period of two years in both cases.

(c)        If the person, firm or corporation receiving a written workorder from a licensed dentist engages another person, firm or corporation(hereinafter referred to as "subcontractor") to perform some of theservices relative to such work order, he or it shall furnish a written subworkorder with respect thereto on forms prescribed by the North Carolina StateBoard of Dental Examiners which shall contain:

(1)        The name and address of the subcontractor.

(2)        A number identifying the subwork order with the originalwork order, which number shall be endorsed on the work order received from thelicensed dentist.

(3)        The date on which the subwork order was written.

(4)        A description of the work to be done by the subcontractor,including diagrams if necessary.

(5)        A specification of the type and quality of materials to beused.

(6)        The signature of the person, firm or corporation issuing thesubwork order.

The subcontractor shall retain the subwork order and the issuer thereofshall retain a duplicate copy, attached to the work order received from thelicensed dentist, for inspection by the North Carolina State Board of DentalExaminers or its duly authorized agents, for a period of two years in bothcases.

(d)        Any licensed dentist who:

(1)        Employs or engages the services of any person, firm orcorporation to construct or repair extraorally, prosthetic dentures, bridges,or other dental appliances without first providing such person, firm, orcorporation with a written work order; or

(2)        Fails to retain a duplicate copy of the work order for twoyears; or

(3)        Refuses to allow the North Carolina State Board of DentalExaminers to inspect his files of work orders

isguilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and the North Carolina State Board of DentalExaminers may revoke or suspend his license therefor.

(e)        Any such person, firm, or corporation, who:

(1)        Furnishes such services to any licensed dentist withoutfirst obtaining a written work order therefor from such dentist; or

(2)        Acting as a subcontractor as described in (c) above,furnishes such services to any person, firm or corporation, without firstobtaining a written subwork order from such person, firm or corporation; or

(3)        Fails to retain the original work order or subwork order, asthe case may be, for two years; or

(4)        Refuses to allow the North Carolina State Board of DentalExaminers or its duly authorized agents, to inspect his or its files of workorders or subwork orders shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (1961, c. 446, s. 5; 1993, c. 539, ss. 617, 618; 1994,Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)