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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 8. Business and Professions
- Chapter 1. Centralized Licensing
- Section 75. Disciplinary Powers of Boards.
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. Administrative Duties of Boards.
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. Conviction as Grounds For Disciplinary Action.
AS 08.01.075. Disciplinary Powers of Boards.
- (a) A board may take the following disciplinary actions, singly or in combination:
- (1) permanently revoke a license;
- (2) suspend a license for a specified period;
- (3) censure or reprimand a licensee;
- (4) impose limitations or conditions on the professional practice of a licensee;
- (5) require a licensee to submit to peer review;
- (6) impose requirements for remedial professional education to correct deficiencies in the education, training, and skill
of the licensee;
- (7) impose probation requiring a licensee to report regularly to the board on matters related to the grounds for
- (8) impose a civil fine not to exceed $5,000.
- (b) A board may withdraw probationary status if the deficiencies that required the sanction are remedied.
- (c) A board may summarily suspend a licensee from the practice of the profession before a final hearing is held or during
an appeal if the board finds that the licensee poses a clear and immediate danger to the public health and safety. A
person is entitled to a hearing conducted by the office of administrative hearings (AS 44.64.010
) to appeal the summary suspension within seven days after the order of suspension is issued. A person may appeal an
adverse decision of the board on an appeal of a summary suspension to a court of competent jurisdiction.
- (d) A board may reinstate a suspended or revoked license if, after a hearing, the board finds that the applicant is able
to practice the profession with skill and safety.
- (e) A board may accept the voluntary surrender of a license. A license may not be returned unless the board determines
that the licensee is competent to resume practice and the licensee pays the appropriate renewal fee.
- (f) A board shall seek consistency in the application of disciplinary sanctions. A board shall explain a significant
departure from prior decisions involving similar facts in the order imposing the sanction.
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