36-1934 - Denial, revocation or suspension of license; hearings; alternative sanctions
36-1934. Denial, revocation or suspension of license; hearings; alternative sanctions
A. The director may deny, revoke or suspend a license issued under this chapter for any of the following reasons:
1. Conviction of a felony or 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 his practice.
4. Using a false name or alias in the practice of his profession.
5. Violating any of the provisions of this chapter.
6. Failing to comply with existing federal regulations regarding the fitting and dispensing of a hearing aid.
B. If the director determines pursuant to a hearing that grounds exist to revoke or suspend a license, the director may do so permanently or for a fixed period of time and may impose conditions as prescribed by rule.
C. The department 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 department shall conduct any hearing to revoke or suspend a license or impose a civil penalty under section 36-1939 pursuant to title 41, chapter 6, article 10.
E. Instead of denying, revoking or suspending a license the director 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.
F. The director shall promptly notify a licensee's employer if the director initiates a disciplinary action against the licensee.