Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 11. Audiologists and Speech Pathologists
Section 90. Disciplinary Sanctions.
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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after revocation of a license or registration issued under this chapter, the individual whose license or registration was revoked may reapply for the license or registration.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 reinstatement.

(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 department.

(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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