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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 8. Business and Professions
- Chapter 11. Audiologists and Speech Pathologists
- Section 90. Disciplinary Sanctions.
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. Grounds For Imposition of Disciplinary Sanctions On a Speech-Language Pathologist.
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. Revocation of Speech-Language Pathologist License.
AS 08.11.090. Disciplinary Sanctions.
- (a) When it finds that an audiologist has committed an act listed in AS 08.11.080
, that a speech-language pathologist has committed an act listed in AS 08.11.085
, or that a speech-language pathologist assistant has committed an act listed in AS 08.11.083
, the department may impose the following sanctions singly or in combination:
- (1) permanently revoke a license or registration to practice;
- (2) suspend a license or registration for a determinate period of time;
- (3) censure a licensee or registrant;
- (4) issue a letter of reprimand;
- (5) place a licensee or registrant on probationary status and require the licensee or registrant to
- (A) report regularly to the department on matters involving the basis of probation;
- (B) limit practice to those areas prescribed;
- (C) continue professional education until a satisfactory degree of skill has been attained in those areas determined by
the department to need improvement;
- (6) impose limitations or conditions on the practice of a licensee or registrant.
- (b) The department may withdraw a limitation, condition, or probationary status if it finds that the deficiency that
required the sanction has been remedied.
- (c) The department may summarily suspend a license before final hearing or during the appeals process if the department
finds that the licensee poses a clear and immediate danger to the public welfare and safety if the licensee continues
to practice. An individual whose license is suspended under this subsection is entitled to a hearing conducted by the
office of administrative hearings (AS 44.64.010
) not later than seven days after the effective date of the order. The individual may appeal the suspension after the
hearing to the superior court.
- (d) The department may reinstate a license or registration that has been suspended or revoked if the department finds
after a hearing that the individual is able to practice with reasonable skill and safety.
- (e) One year after revocation of a license or registration issued under this chapter, the individual whose license or
registration was revoked may reapply for the license or registration. The department may require an examination for
- (f) The department may place a registrant on probation, with the costs of probation to be born by the registrant
- (1) in lieu of revocation or suspension;
- (2) upon the issuance of a registration to an individual who has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct but who
otherwise qualifies for registration under this chapter; or
- (3) as a condition upon the reissuance or reinstatement of any registration that has been suspended or revoked by the
- (g) The department may require a registrant who has been placed on probation or who has been suspended to obtain
additional professional training, including continuing education or clinical or field work.
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