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§ 90‑659. Suspension, revocation, and refusal to renew a license.

(a)        The Board shall take the necessary actions to deny or refuseto renew a license, suspend or revoke a license, or to impose probationaryconditions on a licensee or applicant if the licensee or applicant:

(1)        Has engaged in any of the following conduct:

a.         Employed fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation in obtaining orattempting to obtain a license or the renewal of a license.

b.         Committed an act of malpractice, gross negligence, orincompetence in the practice of respiratory care.

c.         Practiced respiratory care without a license.

d.         Engaged in health care practices that are determined to behazardous to public health, safety, or welfare.

(2)        Was convicted of or entered a plea of guilty or nolocontendere to any crime involving moral turpitude.

(3)        Was adjudicated insane or incompetent, until proof ofrecovery from the condition can be established.

(4)        Engaged in any act or practice that violates any of theprovisions of this Article or any rule adopted pursuant to this Article, oraided, abetted, or assisted any person in such a violation.

(b)        Denial, refusal to renew, suspension, or revocation of alicense, or imposition of probationary conditions upon a licensee may beordered by the Board after a hearing held in accordance with Article 3A ofChapter 150B of the General Statutes and rules adopted pursuant to thisArticle. An application may be made to the Board for reinstatement of a revokedlicense if the revocation has been in effect for at least one year. (2000‑162, s. 1.)