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      RS 37:789     


§789.  Penalties; cease and desist orders

A.  The board may institute any action in a court of competent jurisdiction necessary to enforce compliance with any provision of this Chapter or with any regulation or subpoena, made pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, including a writ of injunction enjoining any person practicing dentistry or dental hygiene until such person obtains a license under the provisions of this Chapter.  Any injunction issued pursuant to this Chapter shall not be subject to being released upon bond.

B.  In addition to the administrative penalties provided for in this Chapter, the board, acting through its president, may issue an order to any person or entity engaged in the unlicensed practice of dentistry, directing such person or entity to cease and desist from the unlicensed practice of dentistry.

C.  If the person or entity to whom the board directs a cease and desist order does not cease and desist the prohibited activity, conduct, or practice within two days of receipt of such order by certified mail or hand delivery, the board, through its president, may seek on behalf of the board a writ of injunction in any court of competent jurisdiction and proper venue enjoining such person or entity from engaging in the unlicensed practice of dentistry.  The injunction shall not be subject to being released upon bond.

D.  In the suit for an injunction, the board may demand of the defendant a penalty of not more than five thousand dollars, as well as reasonable attorney fees and court costs.  This judgment for penalty, attorney fees, and costs may be rendered in the same judgment as the injunction.

Amended by Acts 1962, No. 17, §8; Acts 1988, No. 795, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1358, §1; Acts 2001, No. 712, §1; Acts 2003, No. 1182, §2.

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