Ownership and Practice Operation
The ADA provides technical support to help state dental societies advance their respective policy agendas. This includes regulating the degree to which non-dentists may own and operate (or interfere with the operation of) a dental practice in accordance with state law.
Practice ownership and operation issues that commonly arise at the state level include, among others:
- Reprisals against dentist employees for exercising independent professional judgment or reporting suspected illegal behavior.
- The extent to which a dentist may own or operate his or her practice if and when an impairment should cause a loss of licensure.
- The extent to which a deceased or incapacitated dentist’s surviving spouse, heir(s), or legal representative(s) can maintain ownership of a dental practice during its transition to a new owner.
Current Policies (PDF) contains major policies adopted by the ADA House of Delegates.
The ADA Department of State Government Affairs (DSGA) offers resources to help state dental societies and lawmakers benefit from the best practices and lessons learned in other states. For additional information, please contact the DSGA at 312.440.2525 or email@example.com.
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