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§ 90‑48.3.  Boardauthority to include impaired dental hygienists in programs developed forimpaired dentists.

The Board may enter into agreements with special impaired dentist peerreview organizations to include programs for impaired dental hygienists, andthe provisions of G.S. 90‑48.2 shall apply to any such agreements andprograms. Special impaired dentist peer review organizations shall have theauthority to appoint to the organizations, upon the recommendation of thedental hygienist member of the Board, one additional member who is a licenseddental hygienist and the member shall participate in activities and programs asthey relate to impaired dental hygienists. Peer liaisons and volunteersparticipating in programs for impaired dental hygienists shall be dentalhygienists. Dental hygienists who work with special impaired dentist peerreview organizations in conducting programs for impaired dental hygienistsshall have the same protections and responsibilities as members of traditionalState and local dental society peer review committees under Article 2A of thisChapter and as provided in G.S. 90‑48.2. The provisions of G.S. 90‑48.2regarding confidentiality shall also be applicable to all dental hygienistactivities authorized under this section. (1999‑382, s. 1.)