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Title XXII OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

Chapter 324

Effective - 28 Aug 2020, 3 histories bottom

  324.436.  Refusal to issue, renew or reinstate certificate, when — complaint filed, procedure. — 1.  The division may refuse to issue any certificate required pursuant to sections 324.400 to 324.439, or renew or reinstate any such certificate, for any one or any combination of the reasons stated in subsection 2 of this section.  The division shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the refusal and shall advise the applicant of the person's right to file a complaint with the administrative hearing commission as provided in chapter 621.

  2.  The division may cause a complaint to be filed with the administrative hearing commission as provided by chapter 621 against any holder of a certificate of registration required by sections 324.400 to 324.439 or any person who has failed to renew or has surrendered the person's certificate of registration for any one or combination of the following reasons:

  (1)  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, 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;

  (2)  Use of fraud, deception, misrepresentation or bribery in securing any certificate of registration issued pursuant to sections 324.400 to 324.439 or in obtaining permission to take any examination given or required pursuant to sections 324.400 to 324.439;

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

  (4)  Incompetency, misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty in the performance of the functions or duties of the profession regulated by sections 324.400 to 324.439;

  (5)  Violation of, or assisting or enabling any person to violate, any provision of sections 324.400 to 324.439, or of any lawful rule or regulation adopted pursuant to such sections;

  (6)  Impersonation of any person holding a certificate of registration or authority, permit or license or allowing any person to use the person's certificate or diploma from any school;

  (7)  Disciplinary action against the holder of a certificate of registration or other right to perform the profession regulated by sections 324.400 to 324.439 granted by another state, territory, federal agency or country upon grounds for which revocation or suspension is authorized in this state;

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

  (9)  Issuance of a certificate of registration based upon a material mistake of fact;

  (10)  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, as it relates to the interior design profession.

  3.  After the filing of a complaint pursuant to subsection 2 of this section, the proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 536 and chapter 621.  Upon a finding by the administrative hearing commission that the grounds, provided in subsection 2 of this section, for disciplinary action are met, the division shall censure or place the person named in the complaint on probation for a period not to exceed five years or may suspend the person's certificate for a period not to exceed three years or may revoke the person's certificate of registration.

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(L. 1998 H.B. 1601, et al. § 13, A.L. 2018 H.B. 1719 merged with S.B. 843, A.L. 2020 H.B. 2046)


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