Tex. Occ. Code Section 259.004
Duties of Dentist in Certain Employment or Contractual Arrangements


A person providing dental services under an agreement that allows another person to control or influence any aspect of the delivery of dental services, including a business or professional aspect, shall report to the board on request and in accordance with board rules:


information concerning the agreement;


the manner in which patients are billed;


the manner in which the dental service provider is paid and any information provided to patients concerning payment agreements; and


information concerning the service provider agreement provided to shareholders of organizations contracting with a dental service provider.


A person who practices dentistry and has another dentist practicing with or under the person is responsible for all professional acts performed under the name of the person, regardless of whether the dentist has an ownership interest or an employment or contractual relationship. This section does not affect an individual license holder’s responsibilities and rights under this subtitle.


A statute relating to the practice of dentistry in this state may not be construed to prohibit a licensed dentist from maintaining more than one office in this state if the dentist:


assumes full legal responsibility and liability for the dental services provided in each office; and


complies with the requirements prescribed by board rules.
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Source: Section 259.004 — Duties of Dentist in Certain Employment or Contractual Arrangements, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­259.­htm#259.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 259.004’s source at texas​.gov