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32-3951. Denial, revocation or suspension of license; hearings; alternative sanctions

A. The board may deny, revoke or suspend a license issued under this chapter for any of the following reasons:

1. Conviction of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. The record of the conviction or a certified copy from the clerk of the court where the conviction occurred or from the judge of that court is sufficient evidence of conviction.

2. Securing a license under this chapter through fraud or deceit.

3. Unprofessional conduct or incompetence in the conduct of the licensee's practice.

4. Using a false name or alias in the practice of the licensee's profession.

5. Violating this chapter or board rules.

B. If the board determines pursuant to a hearing that grounds exist to revoke or suspend a license, the board may do so permanently or for a fixed period of time and may impose conditions prescribed by the board. The board may also impose a civil penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars for each violation of this chapter. The board shall deposit, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, civil penalties collected pursuant to this subsection in the state general fund.

C. The board may deny a license without holding a hearing. After receiving notification of the denial, the applicant may request a hearing to review the denial.

D. The board shall conduct any hearing to revoke or suspend a license pursuant to title 41, chapter 6, article 10. Any person appearing before the board may be represented by an attorney.

E. Instead of denying, revoking or suspending a license the board may file a letter of concern, issue a decree of censure, prescribe a period of probation or restrict or limit the practice of a licensee. The board may also Issue a nondisciplinary order requiring the licensee to complete a prescribed number of hours of continuing education in an area or areas prescribed by the board to provide the licensee with the necessary understanding of current developments, skills, procedures or treatment.

F. The board shall promptly notify a licensee's employer if the director initiates a disciplinary action against the licensee.

G. The board may appoint an investigator to provide information to the board concerning an alleged violation of this chapter.

H. The board on its own initiative or on application of any person involved in an investigation or proceeding conducted by the board may issue subpoenas compelling the attendance and testimony of witnesses or demanding the production for examination or copying of documents, reports, records or any other evidence relating to a board investigation or proceeding.