Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 11. Audiologists and Speech Pathologists
Section 85. Grounds For Imposition of Disciplinary Sanctions On a Speech-Language Pathologist.
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AS 08.11.085. Grounds For Imposition of Disciplinary Sanctions On a Speech-Language Pathologist.

(a) After a hearing, the department may impose a disciplinary sanction on a speech-language pathologist when the department finds that the licensee

(1) secured a license or temporary license through deceit, fraud, or intentional misrepresentation;

(2) fraudulently or deceptively used a license or temporary license;

(3) altered a license or temporary license;

(4) sold, bartered, or offered to sell or barter a license or temporary license;

(5) engaged in deceit, fraud, or intentional misrepresentation in the course of practicing speech-language pathology;

(6) advertised professional services in a false or misleading manner;

(7) has been convicted of a felony or other crime that affects the person's ability to continue to practice competently and safely;

(8) engaged in unprofessional conduct, in sexual misconduct, or in lewd or immoral behavior in connection with the delivery of professional services to clients;

(9) continued to practice speech-language pathology after becoming unfit due to

(A) professional incompetence;

(B) use of drugs or alcohol in a manner that affects the person's ability to practice speech-language pathology competently and safely;

(C) a physical or mental disability;

(10) permitted another person to use the licensee's license or temporary license;

(11) employed a person who does not have a valid current license or temporary license to practice speech-language pathology to perform work as a speech-language pathologist covered by this chapter;

(12) failed to comply with a provision of this chapter or a regulation adopted under this chapter, or an order of the department.

(b) The department may not impose disciplinary sanctions on a speech- language pathologist for the evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment of a person through audio, video, or data communications when physically separated from the person if the speech-language pathologist

(1) or another licensed health care provider is available to provide follow-up care;

(2) requests that the person consent to sending a copy of all records of the encounter to a primary care provider if the speech-language pathologist is not the person's primary care provider and, if the person consents, the speech-language pathologist sends the records to the person's primary care provider; and

(3) meets the requirements established by the board in regulation.

(c) The department shall adopt regulations restricting the evaluation, diagnosis, supervision, and treatment of a person as authorized under (b) of this section by establishing standards of care, including standards for training, confidentiality, supervision, practice, and related issues.

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