SENATE BILL No. 212
An Act relating to dentists; concerning the use of certain
K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 65-1435 and repealing the existing
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 2000 Supp.
65-1435 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 65-1435. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section,
be unlawful for any person or persons to practice or offer to
dentistry under any name except such person's own name, which shall
the name used on the license granted to such person as a dentist
provided in this act
, or to use the name of any company,
corporation, clinic, trade name or business name in
connection with the
practice of dentistry as defined in this act.
(b) A licensed dentist may use the
name of any association, corpora-
tion, clinic, trade name or business name in connection with the
of dentistry, as defined in this act, except that such name may
represent the dentist to the public as determined by the Kansas
(c) Nothing herein contained shall
be construed to prevent two or
more licensed dentists:
(1) From associating together for the
practice of dentistry, each in
such person's own proper name; or
(2) from associating together for the
practice of dentistry, each as
owners, in a professional corporation, organized pursuant to the
sional corporation law of Kansas, or, each as owners, in a limited
company organized pursuant to the Kansas revised limited liability
pany act, and using a name that may or may not contain the proper
of any such person or persons if such name has been approved by
board and from employing nonowning licensees; or
(3) from associating together with
persons licensed to practice med-
icine and surgery in a clinic or professional association under a
may or may not contain the proper name of any such person or
and may contain the word ``clinic.''
(c) (d) It shall
be unlawful, and a licensee may have a license sus-
pended or revoked, for any licensee to conduct a dental office in
of the licensee, or to advertise the licensee's name in connection
dental office or offices, or to associate together for the practice
tistry with other licensed dentists in a professional corporation
liability company, under a name that may or may not contain the
name of any such person or persons or to associate together with
licensed to practice medicine and surgery in a clinic or
sociation under a name that may or may not contain the proper name
any such person or persons and may contain the word ``clinic,''
such licensee is personally present in the office operating as a
personally overseeing such operations as are performed in the
each of the offices during a majority of the time the office or
each of the
offices is being operated.
(d) (e) Nothing
in this section shall be construed to permit the fran-
chise practice of dentistry.
(e) (f) The
violation of any of the provisions of this section by any
dentist shall subject such dentist to suspension or revocation of a
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 65-1435 is hereby
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force
from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved March 27, 2001.