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  317.015.  Complaints against licensees, filed with administrative hearing commission — refusal to issue license, notification, appeal — sanctions on license permitted, when. — 1.  Any person wishing to make a complaint against a licensee under sections 317.001 to 317.014 shall file the written complaint with the division setting forth supporting details.  If the division determines that the charges warrant a hearing to ascertain whether the licensee shall be disciplined, it shall file a complaint with the administrative hearing commission as provided in chapter 621.  Any person holding more than one license issued by the division and disciplined under one license will automatically be disciplined under all licenses.

  2.  (1)  The division may refuse to issue any permit or license pursuant to this chapter for one or any combination of reasons stated in paragraphs (a) through (m) of subdivision (2) of this subsection.  The division shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the refusal and shall advise the applicant of their rights to file a complaint or an appeal with the administrative hearing commission as provided in chapter 621.

  (2)  The division may file a complaint with the administrative hearing commission, as provided in chapter 621, against any holder of any permit or license issued pursuant to this chapter, or against any person who has failed to renew or has surrendered their permit or license, for any one or more of the following reasons:

  (a)  Use of an alcoholic beverage or any controlled substance, as defined in chapter 195, before or during a bout;

  (b)  The person has been finally adjudicated and found guilty, or has 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 a sentence is imposed;

  (c)  Use of fraud, deception, misrepresentation or bribery in securing any permit or license issued pursuant to this chapter;

  (d)  Providing false information on applications or medical forms;

  (e)  Incompetency, misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty in the performing of the functions or duties of any profession licensed or regulated by this chapter;

  (f)  Violating or enabling any person to violate any provision of this chapter or any rule adopted pursuant to this chapter;

  (g)  Impersonating any permit or license holder or allowing any person to use their permit or license;

  (h)  Contestants failing to put forth their best effort during a bout;

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

  (j)  A person adjudged mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction;

  (k)  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;

  (l)  Use of foul or abusive language or mannerisms or threats of physical harm by any person associated with any bout or contest licensed pursuant to this chapter; or

  (m)  Issuance of a permit or license based upon a mistake of fact.

  (3)  After the complaint is filed, the proceeding shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 621.  If the administrative hearing commission finds that a person has violated one or more of the grounds as provided in paragraphs (a) through (m) of subdivision (2) of this subsection, the division may censure or place the person named in the complaint* on probation on appropriate terms and conditions for a period not to exceed five years, may suspend the person's license for a period not to exceed three years, or may revoke the person's license.

  3.  Upon a finding that the grounds provided in subsection 2 of this section for disciplinary action are met, the office may, singly or in combination, censure or place on probation on such terms and conditions as the office 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, license, or permit.  In any order of revocation, the office may provide that the person shall not apply for a new license for a maximum of three years and one day following the date of the order of revocation.  All stay orders shall toll the disciplinary time periods allotted herein.  In lieu of or in addition to any remedy specifically provided in subsection 1 of this section, the office may require of a licensee:

  (1)  Satisfactory completion of medical testing and/or rehabilitation programs as the office may specify; and/or

  (2)  A review conducted as the office may specify and satisfactory completion of medical testing and/or rehabilitation programs as the office may specify.


(L. 1996 S.B. 524, A.L. 2007 H.B. 780 merged with S.B. 308, A.L. 2020 H.B. 2046)

*Word "compliant" appears in original rolls.

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