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Title XXII OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

Chapter 329

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  329.140.  Denial, revocation or suspension of license, grounds for — discipline. — 1.  The board may refuse to issue any certificate of registration or authority, permit or license required pursuant to this chapter for one or any combination of causes stated in subsection 2 of this section.  The board shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the refusal and shall advise the applicant of the applicant's right to file a complaint with the administrative hearing commission as provided by chapter 621.

  2.  The board may cause a complaint to be filed with the administrative hearing commission as provided by chapter 621 against any holder of any certificate of registration or authority, permit or license required by this chapter or any person who has failed to renew or has surrendered the person's certificate of registration or authority, permit or license for any one or any combination of the following causes:

  (1)  Use or illegal possession of any controlled substance, as defined in chapter 195; use of an alcoholic beverage to an extent that such use impairs a person's ability to perform the work of any profession licensed or regulated by this chapter;

  (2)  The person has been finally adjudicated and found guilty, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in a criminal prosecution under the laws of any state, of the United States, or of any country, for any offense directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the occupation, as set forth in section 324.012, regardless of whether or not sentence is imposed;

  (3)  Use of fraud, deception, misrepresentation or bribery in securing any certificate of registration or authority, permit or license issued pursuant to this chapter or in obtaining permission to take any examination given or required pursuant to this chapter;

  (4)  Obtaining or attempting to obtain any fee, charge, tuition or other compensation by fraud, deception or misrepresentation;

  (5)  Incompetence, misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty in the performance of the functions or duties of any profession licensed or regulated by this chapter;

  (6)  Violation of, or assisting or enabling any person to violate, any provision of this chapter, or of any lawful rule or regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter;

  (7)  Impersonation of any person holding a certificate of registration or authority, permit or license or allowing any person to use his or her certificate of registration or authority, permit, license or diploma from any school;

  (8)  Disciplinary action against the holder of a license or other right to practice any profession regulated by this chapter granted by another state, territory, federal agency or country upon grounds for which revocation or suspension is authorized in this state;

  (9)  A person is finally adjudged insane or incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction;

  (10)  Assisting or enabling any person to practice or offer to practice any profession licensed or regulated by this chapter who is not licensed and currently eligible to practice under this chapter;

  (11)  Issuance of a certificate of registration or authority, permit or license based upon a material mistake of fact;

  (12)  Failure to display a valid license if so required by this chapter or any rule promulgated hereunder;

  (13)  Violation of any professional trust or confidence;

  (14)  Use of any advertisement or solicitation which is false, misleading or deceptive to the general public or persons to whom the advertisement or solicitation is primarily directed;

  (15)  Failure or refusal to properly guard against contagious, infectious or communicable diseases or the spread thereof.

  3.  After the filing of such complaint, the proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 621.  Upon a finding by the administrative hearing commission that the grounds, provided in subsection 2, for disciplinary action are met, the board may, singly or in combination, censure or place the person named in the complaint on probation on such terms and conditions as the board deems appropriate for a period not to exceed five years, or may suspend, for a period not to exceed three years, or revoke the license, certificate, or permit.

  4.  The board, acting upon its own knowledge or written or verified complaint filed by any person, may discipline a person as provided in subsections 1 to 3 of this section or the board may bring an action to enjoin any person, firm or corporation from engaging in an occupation regulated by the provisions of this chapter, if such person, firm or corporation without being licensed to do so by the board, engages in or practices an occupation licensed pursuant to this chapter.  The action shall be brought in the county in which such person resides, or, in the case of a firm or corporation, where the firm or corporation maintains its principal office; and, unless it appears that such person, firm or corporation so engaging or practicing such occupation is licensed, the injunction shall be issued, and such person, firm or corporation shall be perpetually enjoined from engaging in such activities throughout the state.

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(RSMo 1939 § 9823, A.L. 1945 p. 959, A.L. 1951 p. 732, A.L. 1979 H.B. 140, A.L. 1981 S.B. 16, A.L. 1995 S.B. 292, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1601, et al., A.L. 2020 H.B. 2046)

Prior revision: 1929 § 9102


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