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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 8. Business and Professions
- Chapter 64. Medicine
- Section 331. Disciplinary Sanctions.
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AS 08.64.331. Disciplinary Sanctions.
- (a) If the board finds that a licensee has committed an act set out in AS 08.64.326
(a), the board may
- (1) permanently revoke a license to practice;
- (2) suspend a license for a determinate period of time;
- (3) censure a licensee;
- (4) issue a letter of reprimand;
- (5) place a licensee on probationary status and require the licensee to
- (A) report regularly to the board 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 board to need improvement;
- (6) impose limitations or conditions on the practice of a licensee;
- (7) impose a civil fine of not more than $25,000; or
- (8) impose one or more of the sanctions set out in (1) - (7) of this subsection.
- (b) The board may end the probation of a licensee if it finds that the deficiencies which required this sanction have been
- (c) The board may summarily suspend a license before final hearing or during the appeals process if the board finds that
the licensee poses a clear and immediate danger to the public health and safety if the licensee continues to practice.
A person whose license is suspended under this section 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, and the person may appeal the suspension after a
hearing to a court of competent jurisdiction.
- (d) The board may reinstate a license that has been suspended or revoked if the board finds after a hearing that the
applicant is able to practice with reasonable skill and safety.
- (e) The board may suspend a license upon receipt of a certified copy of evidence that a license to practice medicine in
another state or territory of the United States or province of Canada has been suspended or revoked. The suspension
remains in effect until a hearing can be held by the board.
- (f) The board shall be consistent in the application of disciplinary sanctions. A significant departure from earlier
decisions of the board involving similar situations must be explained in findings of fact or orders made by the board.
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