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§5-35.2-10  Refusal, suspension or revocation of license for unprofessional conduct. –

Published: 2015

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Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-35.2


SECTION 5-35.2-10

   § 5-35.2-10  Refusal, suspension or

revocation of license for unprofessional conduct. –

In addition to any and all other remedies provided in this chapter, the

director may, after notice and hearing, in the director's discretion, refuse to

grants, refuse to renew, suspend, or revoke any license provided for in this

chapter to any person who is guilty of unprofessional conduct or conduct of a

character likely to deceive or defraud the public, or for any fraud or

deception committed in obtaining a license. "Unprofessional conduct" is defined

as including, but is not limited to:

   (1) Conviction of one of the offenses set forth in §


   (2) Knowingly placing the health of a client a serious risk

without maintaining proper precautions;

   (3) Advertising by means of false or deceptive statements;

   (4) The use of drugs or alcohol to an extent that impairs

that person's ability to properly engage in the profession;

   (5) The use of any false or fraudulent statement in any

document connected with his or her practice;

   (6) The obtaining of any fee by fraud or willful

misrepresentation of any kind either to a patient or insurance plan;

   (7) Knowingly performing any act which in any way aids or

assists an unlicensed person to practice in violation of this chapter;

   (8) Violating or attempting to violate, directly or

indirectly, or assisting in, or abetting, the violation of, or conspiring to

violate, any of the provisions of this chapter or regulations previously or

hereafter issued pursuant to this chapter;

   (9) Incompetence;

   (10) Repeated acts of gross misconduct;

   (11) Failure to conform to acceptable and prevailing

community standard of opticianry practice.

History of Section.

(P.L. 2008, ch. 305, § 3; P.L. 2008, ch. 433, § 3.)