Section 16-47-80Contractual agreement of recipients; penalties for breach.
Each recipient of a scholarship loan under the provisions of this article shall enter into a contract with the Board of Dental Scholarship Awards whereby he agrees to repay the scholarship loan in a manner prescribed by the board not inconsistent with any provision of this article. Breach of contract by the recipient shall make him immediately liable for the unpaid balance of the loan and shall constitute a ground for the revocation of his certificate or license to practice dentistry in the State of Alabama. In the event of death or total and permanent disability of the recipient to engage in the practice of dentistry, repayment of the loan may be excused by the board. The Attorney General of Alabama, upon request of the Board of Dental Scholarship Awards, shall institute proceedings in the name of the state for the purpose of recovering any amount due the state under the provisions of this article. The proceedings to have such dentist's certificate or license revoked shall be commenced upon the written complaint of the Board of Dental Scholarship Awards to the State Board of Dental Examiners. The proceedings shall be in accordance with the provisions of Alabama law pertaining to the revocation of licenses to practice dentistry.
(Acts 1977, No. 662, p. 1121, §6.)