Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 71. Dispensing Opticians
Section 170. Prohibited Conduct.
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AS 08.71.170. Prohibited Conduct.

The department may revoke or suspend the license of a dispensing optician, or the licensee may be reprimanded or otherwise disciplined when the department finds after a hearing that the licensee

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

(2) engaged in deceit, fraud, or intentional misrepresentation in the course of providing professional services or engaging in professional activities;

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

(4) has been convicted of a crime that affects the licensee's ability to continue to practice competently and safely;

(5) intentionally or negligently engaged in or permitted the performance of patient care by persons under the licensee's supervision that does not conform to minimum professional standards regardless of whether actual injury to the patient occurred;

(6) continued to practice after becoming unfit due to

(A) professional incompetence;

(B) addiction to or severe dependency on alcohol or other drugs that impairs the licensee's ability to practice safely;

(C) physical or mental disability;

(7) engaged in lewd or immoral conduct in connection with the delivery of professional service to patients;

(8) participated in the division, assignment, rebate or refund of fees to a physician or optometrist in consideration of patient referrals;

(9) advertised the services of any other segment of the healing arts.

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