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17-96-308. Revocation.

(a)

(1) The Arkansas Board of Podiatric Medicine, after hearing, may revoke by majority vote any certificate issued by it and cancel or suspend the registration of any podiatrist who has been convicted of violation of § 17-96-103.

(2) The board, after hearing pursuant to the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq., by a majority vote may also revoke the certificate and cancel or suspend the registration of any person of whom the court records of a court of any state or territory within the United States or of the federal courts or the records of any court of jurisdiction in any foreign country show that the person has been found guilty of a criminal offense.

(3) The board, after hearing, by majority vote may also revoke the certificate and cancel or suspend the registration of any person whose registration was granted upon mistake of material fact.

(b) The board may subsequently, but not earlier than one (1) year thereafter, by unanimous vote, reissue any certificate and register anew any podiatrist whose certificate was revoked and whose registration was canceled by the board, except as otherwise provided in this subchapter.

(c)

(1) The board, after hearing, may refuse to issue a certificate and cancel or suspend the registration of any person registered under the provisions of this chapter who, after investigation and hearing, shall be found guilty of grossly unprofessional and dishonest conduct. The board may impose a penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each violation, require completion of appropriate educational programs or courses, place conditions or restrictions upon the licensee's license or practice, or such other requirements or penalties as may be appropriate to the circumstances of the case and which would achieve the desired disciplinary purposes, but which would not impair the public welfare and morals.

(2) "Unprofessional and dishonest conduct" means, but is not limited to:

(A) The willful betrayal of a professional secret;

(B) Having professional connections with, or lending the use of one's name to, an unregistered podiatrist or having professional connection with anyone who has been convicted in any court of any criminal offense whatsoever;

(C) Being guilty of an offense involving moral turpitude;

(D) Habitual intemperance;

(E) Being habitually addicted to the use of morphine, opium, cocaine, or other drugs for other use than legal and legitimate purposes;

(F) Advertising in a false, fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading manner;

(G) Becoming physically or mentally incompetent to practice podiatric medicine as to endanger the public; or

(H) Gross negligence or malpractice.

History

Acts 1923, No. 610, § 7; 1937, No. 187, § 3; Pope's Dig., §§ 10851, 12116; Acts 1973, No. 31, § 5; 1983, No. 429, § 7; A.S.A. 1947, § 72-307; Acts 1997, No. 966, § 12.

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Asa Hutchinson
Asa Hutchinson
January 13, 2015 -
Republican
501-682-5080
425 W Capitol Ave. Suite 1620, Little Rock, AR, 72201

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