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32-4153. Grounds for disciplinary action
The following are grounds for disciplinary action:
1. Practicing athletic training in violation of this chapter or rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.
2. Practicing or offering to practice beyond the scope of the practice of athletic training.
3. Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license by fraud or misrepresentation.
4. Engaging in the performance of substandard care by an athletic trainer due to a deliberate or negligent act or failure to act, regardless of whether actual injury to the person cared for is established.
5. Failing to provide direct supervision in accordance with this chapter and rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.
6. Committing any felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. A conviction by a court of competent jurisdiction is conclusive evidence of the commission of the crime.
7. Practicing as an athletic trainer if the licensee's physical or mental abilities are impaired by the use of alcohol or any other substance that interferes with the ability to safely practice athletic training.
8. Having had a license or certificate revoked or suspended or any other disciplinary action taken or an application for licensure or certification refused, revoked or suspended by the proper authorities of another state, territory or country.
9. Engaging in sexual misconduct. For the purpose of this paragraph, "sexual misconduct" includes:
(a) Engaging in or soliciting sexual relationships, whether consensual or nonconsensual, while a provider relationship exists.
(b) Making sexual advances, requesting sexual favors or engaging in other verbal conduct or physical contact of a sexual nature with a person treated by the athletic trainer.
(c) Intentionally viewing a completely or partially disrobed patient in the course of treatment if the viewing is not related to treatment under current practice standards.
10. Failing to adhere to the recognized standards and ethics of the athletic training profession.
11. Making misleading, deceptive, untrue or fraudulent representations in violation of this chapter.
12. Charging unreasonable or fraudulent fees for services performed or not performed.
13. Having been adjudged mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction.
14. Aiding or abetting a person who is not licensed in this state and who directly or indirectly performs activities requiring a license.
15. Failing to report to the board any act or omission of a licensee or applicant or any other person who violates this chapter.
16. Interfering with an investigation or disciplinary proceeding by wilful misrepresentation of facts or by the use of threats or harassment against any person to prevent that person from providing evidence in a disciplinary proceeding or any legal action.
17. Failing to maintain confidentiality without prior written consent of the individual treated or unless otherwise required by law.
18. Failing to maintain adequate records regarding treatment. For the purposes of this paragraph, "adequate records" means legible records that contain at a minimum a determination of the nature of the injury and the referral and treatment required, the treatment plan, the treatment record, a final summary on conclusion of treatment and sufficient information to identify the person treated.
19. Promoting an unnecessary device, treatment or service for the financial gain of the athletic trainer or of a third party.
20. Providing unwarranted treatment or treatment beyond the point of reasonable benefit.
21. Providing athletic training services that are in any way linked to the financial gain of a referral source.
22. Violating this chapter, board rules or a written order of the board.