(a) The board may refuse to issue, refuse to renew, suspend, revoke or limit any license, apprentice license, permit or practice privilege and may take disciplinary action against a licensee or permittee who, after notice and a hearing, has been adjudged by the board as unqualified for any of the following reasons:
(1) Fraud, misrepresentation or deceit in obtaining or maintaining a license or permit;
(2) Failure by any licensee or permittee to maintain compliance with the requirements for the issuance or renewal of a license, apprentice license or permit;
(3) Dishonesty, fraud, professional negligence in the performance of medical imaging or radiation therapy technology, or a willful departure from the accepted standards of practice and professional conduct;
(4) Violation of any provision of this article or any rule promulgated hereunder;
(5) Violation of any professional standard or rule of professional conduct;
(6) Failure to comply with the provisions of this article or any rule promulgated hereunder;
(7) Failure to comply with any order or final decision of the board;
(8) Failure to respond to a request or action of the board;
(9) Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude;
(10) Conviction of a felony or a crime involving dishonesty or fraud or any similar crime under the laws of the United States, this state or another jurisdiction, if the underlying act or omission involved would have constituted a crime under the laws of this state;
(11) Knowingly using any false or deceptive statements in advertising;
(12) Any conduct adversely affecting the licensee's or permittee's fitness to perform Medical Imaging or Radiation Therapy Technology; or
(13) Except in emergency situations, failed to obtain written authorization from the attending licensed practitioner or from the patient and if the patient is a minor, from a parent or a person having custody of the minor.
(b) The board shall suspend or revoke any license or permit if it finds the existence of any grounds which would justify the denial of an application for such license or permit if application were then being made for it.
(c) If the board suspends, revokes, refuses to issue, refuses to renew or limits any license, permit or practice privilege, the board shall make and enter an order to that effect and give written notice of the order to the person by certified mail, return receipt requested, which order shall include a statement of the charges setting forth the reasons for the action, and notice of the date, time and place of the hearing. If a license or permit is ordered suspended or revoked, then the licensee or permittee shall, within twenty days after receipt of the order, return the license, apprentice license or permit to the board. The hearing shall be held in accordance with the provisions of this article.
(d) Disciplinary action includes, but is not limited to, a reprimand, censure, probation, administrative fines, and mandatory attendance at continuing education seminars.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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