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A. On written application and for good cause shown, the board may issue a new license to a doctor of optometry whose license has been revoked, reissue a license or modify the suspension of any license to practice optometry that has been suspended.
B. A person applying for reinstatement of a revoked license, in addition to the requirements of this section, shall comply with all initial licensing requirements in existence at the time of the application for reinstatement, except those requirements that are inconsistent with this section.
C. The board shall not issue a new license or reissue a license to a doctor of optometry whose license has been revoked until two years after the effective date of the revocation, except that if the revocation is based only on section 32-1743, subsection A, paragraph 1 and the conviction is ultimately reversed on appeal, the board shall enter an order vacating the revocation.
D. For the purposes of this section, "good cause shown" means that the person making application for reinstatement or reissuance shall demonstrate through substantial evidence presented to the board that the person is completely rehabilitated with respect to the conduct that was the basis of the revocation or suspension of the license. Demonstration of rehabilitation shall include:
1. Evidence that the person has not engaged in any conduct during the revocation or suspension period that, if the person had been licensed during that period, would have constituted a basis for revocation or suspension pursuant to section 32-1743.
2. Evidence that, with respect to any criminal conviction that constituted any part of the basis for the previous revocation or suspension, the person's civil rights have been fully restored pursuant to statute or other applicable recognized judicial or gubernatorial order.
3. Evidence that restitution has been made to any aggrieved party as ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
4. Other evidence of rehabilitation the board deems appropriate.