A commissioner of the Texas Dental Board has a friend with a friend who is preparing to take the dentist
licensing exam. Out of the blue,
the Commissionerís friend sends the
Commissioner a new digital camera worth $500 with no explanation. The Commissioner accepts the camera thinking to himself that accepting this gift will in no
way influence the friendís
Does this violate the rules in the Guide?
Do you think it matters if the commissioner knows that the friend-of-a-friend is applying to be a dentist?
What could the commissioner ask or document before accepting the gift?