37-4-327. Practicing dentistry without license -- penalty. (1) Except as provided in 37-4-101 through 37-4-104 and this section, a person who, as principal, agent, employer, employee, or assistant, practices dentistry or who does an act of dentistry without having first secured a license to practice dentistry from the department entitling the person to practice in this state is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction in a district court may be fined an amount not less than $500 or more than $1,000 or be confined for a period not exceeding 6 months in the county jail.
(2) Fines imposed and collected under this chapter, except those paid to a justice's court, must be paid into the treasury of the county in which the suits, actions, or proceedings are commenced. Money paid into the treasury in excess of the amount necessary to reimburse the county for expense incurred by the county in a suit, action, or proceeding brought under this chapter must be deposited before January 1 of each year in the state special revenue fund for the use of the board, subject to 37-1-101(6).
History: En. Sec. 19, Ch. 48, L. 1935; re-en. Sec. 3115.19, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 38, L. 1941; amd. Sec. 150, Ch. 147, L. 1963; amd. Sec. 86, Ch. 350, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 66-919; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 277, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 22, Ch. 557, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 151, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 25, Ch. 126, L. 2005.