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§ 90‑270.76.  Suspension, revocation and refusalto renew license.

(a)        The Board may deny or refuse to renew a license, may suspendor revoke a license, or may impose probationary conditions on a license if thelicensee or applicant for licensure has engaged in any of the followingconduct:

(1)        Obtaining a license by means of fraud, misrepresentation, orconcealment of material facts.

(2)        Engaging in unprofessional conduct pursuant to rulesestablished by the Board or violating the Code of Ethics adopted and publishedby the Board.

(3)        Having been convicted of or pleaded guilty or nolocontendere to a crime involving moral turpitude or any crime which indicatesthat the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant is unfit orincompetent to practice occupational therapy or that the occupational therapistor occupational therapy assistant has deceived or defrauded the public.

(4)        Engaging in any act or practice violative of any of theprovisions of this Article or any rule or regulation adopted by the Board  oraiding, abetting or assisting any person in such a violation.

(5)        Committing an act or acts of malpractice, gross negligenceor incompetence in the practice of occupational therapy.

(6)        Practicing as a licensed occupational therapist or occupationaltherapy assistant without a current license.

(7)        Engaging in conduct that could result in harm or injury tothe public.

(8)        Having an occupational therapy license revoked or suspendedor other disciplinary action taken whether in this State or anotherjurisdiction.

(9)        Being unfit or incompetent to practice occupational therapyby reason of deliberate or negligent acts or omissions regardless of whetheractual injury to a patient is established.

(b)        The denial, refusal to renew, suspension, revocation orimposition of probationary conditions upon a license may be ordered by theBoard after a hearing held in accordance with G.S. Chapter 150B and rulesadopted by the Board. An application may be made to the Board for reinstatementof a revoked license if the revocation has been in effect for at least oneyear. (1983 (Reg. Sess., 1984), c. 1073, s. 1; 1987, c. 827,s. 1; 2005‑432, s. 11.)