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Law Number

Idaho Code 54-935(7)

Summary Title

Liability: Volunteer Dental License


A retired dentist or dental hygienist who holds a volunteer license and provides their services will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with carelessness.

Full Title

Volunteer's license -- Qualifications -- Permissible practice -- Immunity from liability

Full Text

(7) When practicing dentistry or dental hygiene within the permissible scope of a volunteer's license, the holder of a volunteer's license issued pursuant to this section shall be immune from liability for any civil action arising out of the provision of volunteer dental or dental hygiene services. This section does not provide or extend immunity to a holder of a volunteer's license for any acts or omissions constituting negligence.