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WVC 30 - 34 - 13 §30-34-13. Disciplinary criteria.

The board may revoke, suspend or refuse to renew any license, or place on probation, or otherwise reprimand a licensee or permit holder, or deny a license to an applicant if it finds that the person:

(a) Is guilty of fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license or renewal of a license to practice respiratory care;

(b) Is unfit or incompetent by reason of negligence, habits or other causes of incompetence;

(c) Is habitually intemperate in the use of alcoholic beverages;

(d) Is addicted to or has improperly obtained, possessed, used or distributed habit-forming drugs or narcotics;

(e) Is convicted of a felony that materially affects the person's ability to safely practice respiratory care;

(f) Is guilty of dishonest or unethical conduct as determined by the board of respiratory care;

(g) Has practiced respiratory care after his or her license or permit has expired, been suspended or revoked;

(h) Has practiced respiratory care under cover of any permit or license illegally or fraudulently obtained or issued; or

(i) Has violated or aided or abetted others in violation of any provision of this article.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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