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Article - Health Occupations


    (a)    (1)    Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, this title does not limit the right of an individual to practice a health occupation that the individual is authorized to practice under this article.

        (2)    The provisions of this title do not affect a physician while practicing medicine, unless the physician practices dentistry as a specialty.

    (b)    This title does not prohibit an educational program broadcast on radio or television by the Department or by the health department of a political subdivision of this State.

    (c)    This title does not apply to a clinic maintained by a public school, a State institution, or charitable institution, or a business corporation, for its pupils, inmates, or employees if:

        (1)    The school or institution, or corporation does not advertise concerning dentistry; and

        (2)    Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection:

            (i)    Each dental hygienist, dental assistant, dental technician, or other dental auxiliary employed by the clinic shall be subject to the provisions of this title; and

            (ii)    Each dentist employed by the clinic shall be licensed and shall be subject to the provisions of Subtitle 3 of this title.