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  330.160.  Denial, revocation, or suspension of certificate, grounds for. — 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 his or her certificate of registration or authority, permit or license required by this chapter or any person who has failed to renew or has surrendered his or her certificate of registration or authority, permit or license for any one or any combination of the following causes:

  (1)  Use of any controlled substance, as defined in chapter 195, or 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 or of the United States, for any offense reasonably related to the qualifications, functions or duties of any profession licensed or regulated pursuant to this chapter, for any offense an essential element of which is fraud, dishonesty or an act of violence, or for any offense involving moral turpitude, 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)  Incompetency, misconduct, repeated negligence, 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 registered and currently eligible to practice pursuant to 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 certificate or 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.  False, misleading or deceptive advertisements or solicitations shall include, but not be limited to:

  (a)  Promises of cure, relief from pain or other physical or mental condition, or improved physical or mental health;

  (b)  Any self-laudatory statement;

  (c)  Any misleading or deceptive statement offering or promising a free service.  Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to make it unlawful to offer a service for no charge if the offer is announced as part of a full disclosure of routine fees including consultation fees;

  (d)  Any misleading or deceptive claims of patient cure, relief or improved condition; superiority in service, treatment or materials; new or improved service, treatment or material; or reduced costs or greater savings.  Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to make it unlawful to use any such claim if it is readily verifiable by existing documentation, data or other substantial evidence.  Any claim which exceeds or exaggerates the scope of its supporting documentation, data or evidence is misleading or deceptive;

  (15)  Violation of the drug laws or rules and regulations of this state, any other state or the federal government;

  (16)  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 certificate of registration or authority, permit, or license.

  4.  In any order of revocation, the board may provide that the person may not apply for reinstatement of the person's certificate of registration or authority, permit, or license for a period of time ranging from two to seven years following the date of the order of revocation.  All stay orders shall toll this time period.

  5.  Before restoring to good standing a certificate of registration or authority, permit, or license that has been revoked, suspended, or inactive for any cause more than two years, the board may require the applicant to attend such continuing medical education courses and pass such examinations as the board may direct.

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(RSMo 1939 §§ 9802, 9803, A.L. 1951 p. 730, A.L. 1981 S.B. 16, A.L. 1999 H.B. 265, A.L. 2005 H.B. 402 merged with S.B. 178)

Prior revisions: 1929 §§ 9081, 9082; 1919 §§ 5837, 5838


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