Code of Alabama - Title 34: Professions and Businesses - Section 34-39-12 - Denial or suspension of license; probationary conditions; hearing; reinstatement

Section 34-39-12 - Denial or suspension of license; probationary conditions; hearing; reinstatement.

(a) The board shall, after notice and opportunity for hearing, have the power to deny or refuse to renew a license, or may suspend or revoke a license, or may impose probationary conditions, where the licensee or applicant for license has been guilty of unprofessional conduct which has endangered or is likely to endanger the health, welfare, or safety of the public. Such unprofessional conduct includes:

(1) Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license by fraud, misrepresentation, or concealment of material facts;

(2) Being guilty of unprofessional conduct as defined by the rules established by the board;

(3) Violating any lawful order, rule, or regulation rendered or adopted by the board;

(4) Being convicted of a crime other than minor offenses defined as "minor misdemeanors," "violations," or "offenses" in any court if the acts for which he or she was convicted are found by the board to have a direct bearing on whether he or she should be entrusted to serve the public in the capacity of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant;

(5) Violating any provision of this chapter.

(b) Such denial, refusal to renew, suspension, revocation, or imposition of probationary conditions upon a license may be ordered by the board in a decision made after a hearing in the manner provided by the rules and regulations adopted by the board. One year from the date of the revocation of a license, application may be made to the board for reinstatement. The board shall have discretion to accept or reject an application for reinstatement and may, but shall not be required to, hold a hearing to consider such reinstatement.

(Acts 1990, No. 90-383, p. 515, §12.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021