Disciplinary proceedings - Grounds for suspension, revocation, etc., of license; administrative fines.
(a) The State Board of Social Work Examiners may deny an application or, after a hearing, may refuse to renew, may suspend, or may revoke any license issued under this chapter upon proof that the person has engaged in unprofessional conduct within the last five years, including, but not limited to:
(1) Conviction of a felony;
(2) Habituation or addiction to habit-forming drugs, either of which impairs the ability to perform his or her work;
(3) Conviction of fraud or deceit in connection with services rendered as a social worker licensed under this chapter or in establishing qualifications under this chapter;
(4) Aiding or abetting a person not licensed under this chapter who is falsely representing himself or herself as a social worker licensed under this chapter;
(5) Failing to be relicensed and continuing to represent himself or herself as licensed after the expiration of his or her license; or
(6) Being found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the rules established by the Board of Social Work Examiners.
(b) In addition to the disciplinary powers provided in subsection (a), the board may levy and collect administrative fines for serious violations of this chapter or the rules and regulations of the board of not more than $500 for each violation.
(Acts 1977, No. 652, p. 1102, §9; Acts 1992, No. 92-121, p. 204, §3; Act 2009-727, p. 2176, §1.)