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§ 90‑691.  Disciplinaryauthority.

(a)        The Committee mayplace on probation with or without conditions, impose limitations andconditions on, publicly reprimand, assess monetary redress, issue publicletters of concern, require satisfactory completion of treatment programs orremedial or educational training, deny, refuse to renew, suspend, or revoke anapplication or license if the applicant or licensee:

(1)        Gives falseinformation or withholds material information from the Committee in procuringor attempting to procure a license.

(2)        Gives falseinformation or withholds material information from the Committee during thecourse of an investigation conducted by the Committee.

(3)        Has been convictedof or pled guilty or no contest to a crime that indicates the person is unfitor incompetent to practice perfusion as defined in this Article or thatindicates the person has deceived, defrauded, or endangered the public.

(4)        Has a habitualsubstance abuse or mental impairment that interferes with his or her ability toprovide appropriate care as established by this Article or rules adopted by theCommittee. The Committee is empowered and authorized to require a licensee tosubmit to a mental or physical examination by persons designated by theCommittee before or after charges may be presented against the licensee, andthe results of the examination shall be admissible in evidence in a hearingbefore the Committee.

(5)        Has demonstratedgross negligence, incompetency, or misconduct in the practice of perfusion asdefined in this Article. The Committee may, upon reasonable grounds, require alicensee to submit to inquiries or examinations, written or oral, as theCommittee deems necessary to determine the professional qualifications of thelicensee.

(6)        Has had an applicationfor licensure or a license to practice perfusion in another jurisdictiondenied, suspended, or revoked for reasons that would be grounds for similaraction in this State.

(7)        Has willfullyviolated any provision of this Article or rules adopted by the Committee.

(8)        Has allowed his orher certification to lapse.

(b)        The taking of anyaction authorized under subsection (a) of this section may be ordered by theCommittee after a hearing is held in accordance with Article 3A of Chapter 150Bof the General Statutes. The Committee may reinstate a revoked license if itfinds that the reasons for revocation no longer exist and that the person canreasonably be expected to perform the services authorized under this Article ina safe manner. (2005‑267,s. 1; 2007‑525, s. 12.)