18.32.665  <<  18.32.675 >>   18.32.677

RCW 18.32.675

Practice or solicitation by corporations prohibited—Penalty.

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(1) No corporation shall practice dentistry or shall solicit through itself, or its agent, officers, employees, directors or trustees, dental patronage for any dentists or dental surgeon employed by any corporation: PROVIDED, That nothing contained in this chapter shall prohibit a corporation from employing a dentist or dentists to render dental services to its employees: PROVIDED, FURTHER, That such dental services shall be rendered at no cost or charge to the employees; nor shall it apply to corporations or associations in which the dental services were originated and are being conducted upon a purely charitable basis for the worthy poor.
(2) Nothing in this chapter precludes a person or entity not licensed by the commission from:
(a) Ownership or leasehold of any assets used by a dental practice, including real property, furnishings, equipment, instruments, materials, supplies, and inventory, excluding dental records of patients;
(b) Employing or contracting for the services of personnel other than licensed dentists, licensed dental hygienists, licensed expanded function dental auxiliaries, certified dental anesthesia assistants, and registered dental assistants;
(c) Providing business support and management services to a dental practice, including as a sole provider of such services; and
(d) Receiving fees for the services in (a) through (c) of this subsection provided to a dental practice calculated as agreed to by the dental practice owner or owners.
(3) Any corporation violating this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor, and each day that this chapter is violated shall be considered a separate offense.
NOTES:
FindingIntent2017 c 320: See note following RCW 18.32.677.
IntentEffective date2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.
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