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Section 1966. (Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 31, Sec. 47.)
Cite as: Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §1966.

(a)It is the intent of the Legislature that the committee seek ways and means to identify and rehabilitate licensees whose competency may be impaired due to abuse of dangerous drugs or alcohol, so that licensees so afflicted may be treated and returned to the practice of dental hygiene in a manner that will not endanger the public health and safety. It is also the intent of the Legislature that the committee establish a diversion program as a voluntary alternative approach to traditional disciplinary actions.

(b)One or more diversion evaluation committees shall be established by the committee. The committee shall establish criteria for the selection of each diversion evaluation committee. Each member of a diversion evaluation committee shall receive per diem and expenses as provided in Section 103.

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